The Association for Perioperative Practice

Advancing health by enhancing the quality of care and patient safety in perioperative practice.

Our vision and values

Find out about our purpose, values and our vision.

Our history

Learn how we’ve progressed since 1964.

Our Board

Learn about our Board members, including our President and Trustees.

Annual General Meeting

Find out about our next AGM, including related documents.

From our CEO

AfPP exists to advance health by improving patient care by determining standards and promoting best practice, facilitating education and practice development.

We provide professional support services and advice. Our forums are available for all disciplines and provide a platform for members to engage and share ideas, issues and good practice.  We also collaborate with other healthcare organisations to help shape healthcare policy.

We are continually moving with the times to ensure our systems and processes support the ever-changing perioperative landscape.  We do this through focus group interaction, online forums, engagement at events and face to face interactions. 

Founded by a very forward thinking lady, Daisy Ayris, the Association has moved from strength to strength in the last fifty plus years and I am confident that this will continue.

Dawn Stott

Chief Executive Officer, The Association for Perioperative Practice

Get Involved

There are many different ways you can use your specialist experience to support AfPP, both on a voluntary and paid for basis. It’s a great way to create networking opportunities within the Association’s specialist groups and committees, and help you develop your skills and experience.


Write for the Journal

Get your research, viewpoints, papers or dissertation published in the Journal of Perioperative Practice. We are particularly interested in receiving articles written by perioperative practitioners on current issue and topics.

Become a link member

As a Link member you’ll provide an invaluable link between your workplace and AfPP. You’ll play an important role in helping us share best practice, provide education and support the perioperative community. This role is voluntary.

Network in your area

Organise a perioperative event in your hospital – it could be a study day or a networking event as part of our Perioperative Week. Or maybe you’d like to help out with your regional team?


Specialist knowledge

Use your expertise to become a Specialist Interest Group Coordinator or join the Education Reference Group.