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Welcome to our online searchable database of the Journal of Perioperative Practice (JPP) articles (1998 - present).

JPP is the official journal of the AfPP. It promotes perioperative practice through publishing literature reviews, research-based articles, topical discussions, advice on clinical issues, current news items and product information. The journal also encourages a sense of community among perioperative practitioners by providing a forum for debate.  Members and non-members can use our search facility. You can search by the article's title, a subject keyword or by author.

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Agenda for Change update: Will it resolve the grading issue? (PDF 669 Kb)

Published - 1 Jan 2004. Author - John Beesley 2004.

It has now been nine months since Investigating Agenda for Change was published as a supplement to the May 2003 issue of the BJPN. Negotiations on the terms of Agenda for Change have continued and a number of issues have been clarified. This article revis

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New ways of working in anaesthesia (PDF 159 Kb)

Published - 31 Aug 2004. Author - Allyson Lipp.

Change and the NHS are synonymous; it is inevitable that new ways of working are explored to ensure an effective service. This article explores the possibility of using non-medically trained anaesthetists in the operating theatre. It examines a current

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Research Focus: Reading and critiquing research (PDF 226 Kb)

Published - 20 May 2008. Author - Bassett C, Bassett J 2003.

Previous articles in this series have looked at the reasons for creating a research basis for nursing, considered the benefits to the patient from using research to support nursing practice, and provided a comparison of quantitative and qualitative resear

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Reducing Patient Stress in Theatre (PDF 253 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2000. Author - Welsh J 2000.

For most patients, admission to hospital for surgery can be very stressful. It is well recognised that stress, created by prolonged anxiety, can produce harmful effects and may even delay a patient' s recovery following surgery. This article, submitted fo

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Human resources: Making sense of job references (PDF 92 Kb)

Published - 31 May 2005. Author - J Beesley 2005.

Have you ever been asked to be a referee and write a reference for a work colleague? If it is a task you have not done before the prospect can be quiet dauntng: No one wants to give a bad reference and harm the prospects of a work colleague obtaining an

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