Pankaj Madan from 12 King’s Bench Walk has been appointed to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Council for the Section of Pain Medicine. It is believed that this is the first time the RSM Pain Section Council, which comprises medical practitioners and consultants, has included a lawyer.

The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society provides a neutral platform for informed debate about important, often controversial, healthcare topics.

The RSM’s 56 Sections span all medical specialties and increasingly seek to cover other healthcare disciplines. The Sections, supported by their Section councils, plan the majority of the educational events run and accredited for continuing professional development by the RSM, often in association with other professional organisations.

Commenting on his appointment, Pankaj said: “It is an honour to join the RSM Pain Section Council.”

“The RSM provides high-quality continuing postgraduate education and learning to the medical profession. Its mission is to advance health, through education and innovation.  I am looking forward to playing an active role as a Council member.”

Pankaj  continues in full-time practice at the Bar.