Read the latest news and updates from the Association and our members in the perioperative community.
Contact Laura Beesley on 01423 881300 or email laura.beesley@AfPP.org.uk
20 April 2018 New Position Statement on Surgical First Assistant Role
The Perioperative Care Collaborative has this week released a new position statement on the advanced role of Surgical First Assistant.
In recent weeks, AfPP President Adrian Jones and Past President Mona Guckian Fisher attended the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 65th annual event, “Embracing Action: Mind Body Spirit” saw more than 10,000 delegates and trade partners attending from across the globe.
The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) is this year inviting perioperative practitioners from across the UK to attend its Residential Conference, with places available to members for only £60 per day of education.
13 February 2018 HILDA MEARS AWARD 2017
AfPP Volunteer Award 2017 recipients, Silkroad Surgery for Children recently sent a medical team to Myanmar on an education exchange mission to provide surgery to children of families in need.
Applications to study nursing in England have fallen for a second year, dropping by a third since the Government removed bursaries in 2017 requiring nurses and midwives to pay £9,000 a year in fees.
19 January 2018 Revised Never Events Policy and Framework
The publication of a new Framework requires providers to take action to bring local policies and procedures in-line with the revised document. The revised Framework will become active upon initiation of the updated 2017-19 NHS Standard Contract on 1 February 2018.
12 January 2018 ODPs invited to have say in future of perioperative workforce
Operating Department Practitioners are invited to an AfPP-led focus group on Friday 23 February in Newcastle as part of a project exploring the future shape of the perioperative team.