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AfPP welcome their 7,000th member.

AfPP Residential continues its successful run with another sell out event in 2016 - over 300 Delegates and 38 exhibitors attend the University of York.

The Infection Prevention Society and AfPP hold their inaugural joint event - Working Together to Prevent Infection in the Surgical Patient Pathway.



AfPP and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh hold their inaugural joint event - The Perioperative Practitioner: Advancing Surgical Care.



AfPP celebrate their 50th Anniversary.



AfPP reach 6,000 members.

Inaugural AfPP Residential event at the University of York.



NAASP (National Association of Assistants in Surgical Practice) merges with AfPP.

AfPP is the founding partner, along with 3M of the ‘OneTogether’ programme to fight against healthcare acquired infection.



AfPP Academy formed – our dedicated training arm designed to provide the highest quality bespoke clinical education to suit the needs of healthcare providers and medical device companies.



3M Academy (professional development programme) launched, in collaboration with AfPP.



NATN change name to AfPP. In April 2005 NATN changed its name, structures and systems in recognition of the significant changes that were happening in the healthcare sector and the wider perioperative environment. The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) was chosen to accommodate the growing numbers of Operating Department Practitioners and Healthcare Support Workers who were previously not eligible for full membership.



NATN instrumental in establishing the Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC). The PCC was formed with a clear aim to explore perioperative issues and reach a consensus view on how they should be addressed.



Silver anniversary – 21 years old!



NATN Education and Research Fellowship fund established (ERFF) to provide funding and bursaries for education and volunteer work – still helping practitioners today.



Three members representing NATN attend the first world conference of theatre nurses arranged by AORN.



First NATN Headquarters purchased – 22 Mount Parade, Harrogate.



NATN rented their first office space.



NATN theatre nursing and research fellowship formed.



1,000th member.



First editorial team established.



NATN (National Association of Theatre Nurses) founded by Daisy Ayris MBE, a passionate ambassador for excellence in patient care and forward thinking theatre nurse.

Inaugural meeting held on 30 May 1964, following which 235 members had enrolled.

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