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Pain Management

Pain management

Acute Pain Service

Our acute pain service provides patients who are undergoing surgery with safe and effective pain management. The service is led by a consultant anaesthetist and run by nurses on a day to day basis to provide our patients with good postoperative pain control with minimal side effects to help speed your recovery after surgery.

The Acute Pain Service also reviews analgesia regimes for patients on Medical Wards who are experiencing Acute Pain.

Our service

  • The Acute Pain Service aims to ensure all patients have access to safe and effective pain management from admission to discharge. These patients can be both surgical and medical.
  • To provide specialist pain management advice and clinical support to staff on how best to manage your postoperative pain.
  • Provide education and clinical support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve their pain management knowledge.
  • We use various ways to control postoperative pain ranging from medicine and tablets and injections to using devices to administer analgesia via various routes.

We provide:

  • Pre- and post- operative pain management advice
  • At least once daily pain management ward rounds, Monday – Friday
  • Troubleshooting pain problems
  • Devising pain management regimes to control patients admitted with a pain problem including oral analgesics, intramuscular/subcutaneous injections, intravenous patient controlled analgesia and patient controlled epidural analgesia
  • Ensuring the patients’ pain management regime is suitable for discharge

Our consultant team:

  • Dr Mallikarjunappa Satisha, Consultant Anaesthetist

Our supporting nurse specialist team is:

  • Trish Sequeira, Acute Pain Nurse
  • Alison Neale, Acute and Chronic Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nadia Ienciu, Acute and Chronic Pain Nurse Specialist


The Acute Pain Service is for patients who are in our hospitals.

Pain Nurses: 08.00 - 16.00 Monday –Friday

Out of hours: 1st on-call anaesthetist


For further information, please contact the Acute Pain Office: 01322 428100, extension 8741/8648

Please also view our patient information leaflets.