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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. 

We’re delighted to let you know that we have launched the AfPP Saturday Sessions, a series of webinars covering a range of topics to support your educational needs and CPD requirements. And what’s more, the webinars will be FREE for the foreseeable future!

The first series is now available to watch here.

Second Series

Our recent survey of nearly 700 theatre practitioners confirmed bullying as a significant area of concern within the perioperative team. A staggering 96% of responders said they’ve witnessed some form of bullying in the operating theatre or perioperative team with 89% stating they’ve been a victim themselves.

Although this negative behaviour effects the personal wellbeing of theatre practitioners, 56% of responders said they wouldn’t feel able to intervene or report an incident of bullying, with 49% feeling it wouldn’t make any difference.

Our next series of unmissable webinars will discuss these challenging behaviours and what we can do to change them.

Personal reflections on the courage to speak up.

This webinar will take place on Saturday 26 September at 10am.

This session will explore experiences and observations made through a 30 year perioperative career exploring the perceptions and actualities of the impact of our behaviours and how to deal with them.

1. Share and discuss examples of raising concerns in past experiences

2. Explore and understand the journey of courage to speak up and the impact this can have

3. Understand options for raising concerns formally and informally and the benefits of using them

You can register for this webinar here

Fighting back: Beating the workplace bully. 

This webinar will take place on Saturday 10 October at 10am.

Our recent Caring for those who Care survey highlighted that bullying is a significant cause for concern in the perioperative workplace. In this unmissable webinar, Lindsay Keeley and Paul Bond will provide you with tips, tools, and strategies to help address and beat the workplace bully. 

They will outline how to recognise if you are being bullied, ways to address unwanted behaviour and discuss how to take charge of the situation and act before it has a negative impact.  

They will also identify the characteristics of the bully and the victim, discussing what to look for in each personality. This will be demonstrated using a formula that enables you to address the problem by conducting a sequence of specified actions visualised in an algorithm. 

The webinar will discuss:

  • How to recognise that bullying is occurring.
  • How to address the situation.
  • How to take action if needed.

You can register for this webinar here. 

Past Webinars

You can watch past webinars here

If you have any questions you can contact AfPP's Events Lead, Kelly Squires, on 01423 882 969 or by email at

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