About Us

Enhancing the quality of Care and Patient Safety in Perioperative Practice.

AfPP is the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to theatre practitioners and improving perioperative care. For 60 years we’ve provided crucial support, training and guidance to practitioners.

Our members are at the heart of everything we do.  We aim to support you to become the best practitioner you can be.

Talking to our members and listening to their needs enables us to shape the best products and services.


Our Vision and Values


Our mission is to improve patient care.

Our vision is to improve perioperative excellence.

Our value is we put our members at the heart of everything we do.

Our purpose is to advance health by improving patient care in perioperative practice.

We do this through constantly developing and promoting the leading standards for perioperative practice and practitioners.



Our History


It’s been 60 years since AfPP was founded by Daisy Aris, MBE, a forward-thinking theatre nurse who had the idea of bringing together like-minded clinicians to collectively improve patient safety in the operating theatre environment.

Since then, we have gone from strength to strength…


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Our Board


AfPP’s board is made up of AfPP members from the perioperative environment, including our President, CEO and trustees.

They work hard to support our members and make your voices heard.



Annual General Meeting


All independent paying members of AfPP are entitled to vote on the Association’s policy and direction.

You can either vote in person, at the AGM, or by a proxy vote.