Our Vision and Values

Perioperative excellence is at the heart of everything we do

Our Purpose

The Association exists to advance health by improving patient care in perioperative practice by:

  • Determining standards and promoting best practice
  • Facilitating education and practice development
  • Providing professional support services
  • Providing a forum for partnership with industry
  • Shaping healthcare policy

Our Mission

To improve patient care through constantly developing and promoting the leading standards for perioperative practice and practitioners.

    Our Vision

    To lead perioperative excellence.

      Our Values

      The strategic objectives are constructed with the following organisational values in mind:

      We put the public benefit first

      We are proud of our charitable status and our work supports the charitable object.

      We put our members at the heart of what we do

      We are nothing without our members. Everything we do has a member perspective.

      We disseminate learning

      We continue to be one of the world’s leading authorities on perioperative best practice. We are a learning organisation with education at our core.

      We act with integrity

      We always act in good faith treating others as we wish to be treated. We are open, honest and trustworthy in all our dealings.

      We are a commercial organisation

      To deliver sustainable excellence we must run our organisation at the highest level of business and professional standards.

      We are a people organisation

      We value all our people equally, always treating them with respect, fairness and openness.

      We are a quality organisation

      We are demanding of high standards. Right first time is our minimum requirement.