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The National Acute Pain Symposium

Acute Pain Awards  2024

We warmly invite you to nominate your #NAPS23 Awards Nominees. You are welcome to nominate yourself or a colleague, working in Acute Pain or Pain Management, and the awards will be presented as part of the National Acute Pain Symposium Social on Thursday 19 September 2024.

The Categories for 2024 are:

Acute Pain Nurse of the Year

Who in your team shines brightest? 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 anaesthetists 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? Why are you a model team, one for others to follow?


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? Who has worked hard to broaden the multidisciplinary nature of our specialty?


Pain Trainee Professional of the Year

Who is excelling in patient care, hitting milestones and destined for a bright future whilst still a trainee? Who has impressed the team, working collaboratively with colleagues during their rotation with you? We are looking for the future leaders in Pain Management.


Pain Initiative of the Year

How has your service innovated and excelled this year? Tell us why your new initiative/way of engaging with patients/improvements in patient care is the best. Which service is inspiring and embracing change in Pain Management?

The Judges & Criteria for The National Acute Pain Symposium

Acute Pain Awards 2024

  • 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

  • Deadline for Submissions is Friday 30 August 2024

Questions or queries about the Awards? Please contact

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