Pain medicine as a specialty in its own right

Pain medicine recognition great news for those in pain

Up to one in five New Zealanders estimated to suffer from chronic pain will be the big winners of a Medical Council of New Zealand decision to recognise pain medicine as a specialty in its own right, say pain medicine specialists.

The Medical Council has accredited pain medicine as a scope of practice In New Zealand, giving formal recognition to this medical specialty and its associated qualification. The new scope and qualification come into effect on December 3 this year. The accreditation follows a lengthy application process undertaken by the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Read here the FPM full Media Release

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