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The Innovations in Operating Theatre’s Conference 2018


15 February 2018

Central London


The Oval Cricket Ground, London

Join AfPP at The Innovations in Operating Theatres Conference 2018, stand 1, where leading experts will discuss the future of surgery in the NHS. Topics will include the newest innovations in surgical technologies, the implications of the latest Government health policies and the role the private sector can play in addressing staff shortages.

Discover innovative new strategies for maximising the efficiency of operating theatres and learn from real life examples of successful best practice in action.                  

Come and explore our exhibition, where leading manufacturers and suppliers of operating theatre technology will showcase exciting and innovative products. Enjoy the opportunity to examine and test new technology, learn how it can be used to improve standards and outcomes, and forge lasting business partnerships.                  

Connect with over 200 high-quality delegates who specialise in designing, using and managing operating theatres, problem solve shared challenges, and learn from the expertise of others.                  

Attend a variety of topical seminars, engaging interactive activities, and keynote panel discussions with operating theatre specialists.    Quiz regional and national experts from across the NHS on best practice and the latest solutions to common challenges.  

To book onto the event here and receive a special discount please enter the code: OPERATINGSALFORD


Changing Faces in Perioperative Care Conference 2018


19 March 2018

Derby University


Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of much-needed change in how patient care is applied and evaluated in the work setting. Our Perioperative Care Conference 2018 gives perioperative practitioners the opportunity to discuss and learn more about the changing faces of perioperative care.

Hosted at the University of Derby and taking place over 2 days in March, this AfPP endorsed conference is ideal for professionals working in roles such as perioperative practitioner, health care assistant, students, managers and others working in the operating department setting. The conference is open to current students and alumni of the University of Derby, as well as those working in perioperative settings outside of the University.

Attendees can collaborate on topics influencing the changes in perioperative care through hearing from guest speakers, participating in poster presentations, simulated workshops and networking amongst the practitioners attending the event. This will aid learning about new products, impact on the delivery of surgery, anaesthesia and other medical advances.

To register your interest in this event please fill out and submit the form below. You will be contacted when booking opens for this event, giving you more information about how to book, the price of booking and schedule of events.

Aims of the Conference

◾Offer opportunities to discuss the latest advancements in relation to safer practice within the perioperative environment

◾Provide the opportunity to network with follow professionals working within perioperative practice and consider the ongoing developments across practice areas. 

Core Content

With a focus on developments into safer practice, this conference will consider the lead role that those working in perioperative practice play in reducing potential errors in the operating theatres including wrong site surgery, never events and other human factors that can cause patient harm.

This conference is targeted at Perioperative practitioners, nurses and Operating Department managers who wish to expand their knowledge and discuss the latest developments in safer practices within perioperative care.

A keynote speech will be given by Mona Guckian-Fisher of the international federation of Perioperative practice on accounability and liability with other topics covered by the conference to include:

◾Medication management

◾Infection control

◾National safety standards for professional practice

◾Theatre optimisation and professional leadership

◾Safer surgery for patients with dementia

◾Human factors in safer practice

For those wishing to also develop further understanding regarding the opportunities of careers in Perioperative practice, Andrew Lovegrove from Skills for Health will be offering his time to talk about the apprenticeships within the field.

Evening Entertainment

Evening meal on the 19th will be included within the cost of the conference, this meal will be held within the student union bar at our Kedleston Road campus and opportunity will be available to access the bar and socialise with delegates. This will offer an additional opportunity for networking within a social environment.


Date: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March 2018

Time: the conference will commence at midday on 19th and finish at 5PM. On the 20th the conference will commence at 9AM and finish at 3.30PM

Place: Kedleston Road campus

Cost: £150

To register to attend the conference please visit:



Setting up and running Virtual Clinics


23 April 2018

Central London


De Vere West One, London

This CPD certified conference will focus on setting up and running virtual clinics in different specialities. Virtual clinics are increasingly being used in healthcare to reduce outpatient appointments, reduce DNA rates, save money and ensure the patients that do need to be seen face to face by a consultant have enough dedicated time. A large number of appointments can be replaced by virtual clinics, for decision making, consultation and outcome analysis. 

For further information and to book your place visit or email

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In-depth legal masterclass: Informed Consent After Lanarkshire


19 June 2018

Central London


De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This one-day course will cover all elements of informed consent as well as the law relating to treatment of those who lack capacity and who are unable to give informed consent. 

For further information and to book your place visit or email


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