SwNAP (South Wales network of acute pain teams) is a collaborative, initiative of the acute pain teams working more closely with each other, to raise the standards of acute pain management in South Wales. SwNAP includes the multidisciplinary pain teams of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB, Aneurin Bevan LHB, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Cwm Taf UHB and Hywel Dda LHBs. Healthcare professionals from all disciplines, involved in acute pain management, are welcome to participate and contribute.
Dr Poornima Sreekumar, Consultant Anaesthetist at Nevill Hall Hospital, has died recently after a very sudden illness. She was a such a lovely person, always with a smile and positive energy at our meetings. Poornima will be missed by so many people. Her main anaesthetic interests were acute pain management and paediatrics. Many of us will remenber the inaugural meeting of SwNAP when she managed to come up with a name for our group on which we could all agree. Our sincere condolences to her husband, who is a consultant surgeon at Nevill Hall, children, friends and colleagues.
To promote discussion and dissemination of good practice in acute pain management throughout South Wales.
To promote highest standard of acute pain management through collaboration between different pain teams.
To strengthen links and communication between different pain teams of South Wales.
To support professional development, teaching and training of medical / non medical staff and students.
Bridge the gap between national pain societies' (including BPS and WPS) recommendations and the individual health boards’ policies.
To encourage and coordinate research in the areas relevant to acute pain management.