Here at AfPP our members are at the heart of everything we do. We’re constantly looking for ways to support you and we’re always happy to hear how we can improve your membership experience. One of the ways we do this is with our Saturday Sessions Webinars.
The previous webinars are available to watch here.
At the beginning of the first lockdown in March, we cancelled our face to face study days and our Annual Conference. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our priority has been to continue to support our members as much as possible.
In June last year we introduced a programme of webinars to support your educational needs and provide you with CPD hours. We were delighted to be able to offer these free of charge throughout the whole of 2020. However, AfPP is a charitable organisation and it simply is not possible for us to provide on and offline events free indefinitely. Therefore we have taken the decision that during 2021 our webinars will be charged at a nominal hourly rate of £5 for AfPP members, and £10 for non-members. Student members will get webinars free.
We are committed to offering relevant topics during the course of this year. If there are any topics you are particularly interested in us considering, please let us know.
24 April: Patient Safety: Never Events & the WHO Checklist
This exciting and informative webinar has been organised by Efua Hagan, AfPP’s London Regional Lead and will be led by Minija Joseph and Jury Okpara. It is sponsored by Ansell and will provide 1.5 hours CPD.
Speakers: Minija Joseph, Theatre Manager, Cleveland Clinic & Jury Okpara, Clinical Lead, Croyden NHS Health Trust.
- Gain awareness of “Never Events”, and why they should never happen.
- Know how to risk assess and recognise concerns in a theatre schedule to reduce incidents.
- Learn how preventative measures can minimise or reduce errors.
- Gain awareness of how the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has developed.
- Understand why the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, “Five Steps to Safer Surgery “was implemented.
- Learn how culture within the operating theatre can make the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist, “Five Steps to Safer Surgery” process more engaging.
- Recognise how “Never Events” occur and the challenges faced.
- How and what can “WE” do as practitioners to make the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist, “Five Steps to Safer Surgery” more effective.
8 May: Race Equality and Neurological Services
This webinar will discuss health inequalities in relation to race and neurological services and the importance of open dialogue in addressing these at all levels.
People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have neurological conditions in roughly the same numbers as White people; however they are underrepresented in terms of numbers of patients accessing specialist services. People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities also consistently report lower levels of satisfaction with health services.
Speaker: Andrew Lynch, Equality & Inclusion Lead, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
- Participants will gain familiarity with some of the key health inequalities in regard to race and ethnicity.
- Participants will have a better understanding of the importance of dialogue to address the key health inequalities in regard to race and ethnicity.
- Participants will learn the importance of dialogue within their teams about race equality and ethnicity to unlock the potential for greater cultural competence and confidence in supporting patients and colleagues to get the most out of their time with NHS services.
22 May: Are we at WAR? Wellbeing. Anxiety. Resilience.
A round table discussion about the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on mental health within the healthcare sector.
We will hear from perioperative practitioners who have experienced their own difficulties, challenged the norm and been brave enough to talk about mental illness and the fatigue they have faced as a result of Covid.
They will share their coping strategies, how they recognise the symptoms in themselves and colleagues; and discuss the support they need for both themselves and their team members.
Speakers: John Dade: President AfPP, Oliver Tierney: ODP, Clinical Lead For Education & Development, The Walton Centre & AfPP Trustee, Louise Dye: RGN BSc Professional Practice, M. Clinical Education, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital & Orthopaedic SIG Lead, Nick Baker: ODP at Ninewells Hospital & AfPP Trustee, Maxine Page: Theatre Matron, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Education SIG Lead.
19 June: Human Factors
Speaker: Dr. John Rutherford, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, University of Aberdeen, Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary
3 July: Patient Consent
Speaker: Prof Janet Wilson, Newcastle University.
18 September: A Brief History of Neuroscience and an Introduction to Spinal Injury
Speakers: Oliver Tierney, Clinical Lead for Education, Walton Operating Theatre & AfPP Elected Trustee & Nicholas Carleton-Bland, Consultant Neurosurgeon & Honorary Lecturer (The University of Liverpool).
You can watch our free 2020 webinars here.
If you have any questions you can contact AfPP's Events Lead, Kelly Squires, on 01423 882 969 or by email at email@example.com.