The National Acute Pain Symposium

Acute Pain Awards  Back for 2022

Congratulations to The NAPS Acute Pain Awards Winners 2021

The Acute Pain Nurse of the Year 
Felicia Cox | Royal Brompton Hospital


The Acute Pain Consultant of the Year
Dr Thomas Walton

Stockport NHS Trust

The Acute Pain Team of the Year

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nominations for the 2022 National Acute Pain Awards Now Open

Nominations are free and the deadline is 1 September 2022

We invite you to submit your nominations for the National Acute Pain Award 2022 which will be presented during the NAPS Event this October. Please note that we new categories for this year, and submitting nominations is completely free. The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2022. Please read the guidelines before making an entry. For any additional questions, please contact 


The Categories


Acute Pain Nurse of the Year


Who in your team shines brightest? Who stays late sorting out a patient’s pain? Who is the most enthusiastic educator? Who inspires the more junior staff? Who ploughs through the audit data so that the rest of the hospital can see what amazing work your team does? Who provides support and wisdom? Who is a rising star?

Acute Pain Consultant of the Year


Who raises the profile of pain in your trust? Who can be guaranteed to provide support? Who negotiates with surgeons, guides the anesthetists and manages the managers? Who teaches, inspires, leads and is a mine of pain information?

Acute Pain Team of the Year


Why is your team the best? What have you achieved, overcome or initiated? Are you just nicer than everyone else and work together well to create a unique team dynamic?

Allied Health Professional of the Year


Who goes the extra mile as an allied health professional and works closely with the pain teams to deliver great patient care? Who should be recognised as a great asset to the profession?

Pain Trainee Professional of the Year


As a trainee, who is going the extra mile to look after patients and is destined for a bright future whilst still a trainee? From colleague interaction to patient care we are looking for the future leaders in pain care?

Pain Initiative of the Year


Which Pain Service has a new initiative or has implemented a new way to engage with patients or improve patient care. Which service is inspiring and embracing change in Pain Management?



  • Please complete the form below and upload any images or links

  • Please note that all submissions are final and unfortunately, we are unable to make any amends once we have received your submission. So please check your are happy with the wording before you email your entry over.

  • Please note that entries into the Acute Pain Awards are free of charge

  • Judging will be overseen by the NAPS committee and a panel of specially invited healthcare professionals

  • All decisions are final and we are unable to enter into any correspondence relating to the judge's decisions

  • Any information submitted as part of your entry will be treated confidentially and no information will be shared without your expressed permission

  • You are able to include a photograph or image as part of your submission but entries should be restricted 1 A4 sheet paper

Questions or queries about the Awards? Please contact

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Acute Pain Awards 2021

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