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9 February 2022 What’s It Like Being an Apprentice ODP? Testimonials from University of Bolton Students

We’re proud of the diverse range of experience and skills within our perioperative community. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (7th – 13th February 2022), we spoke to the University of Bolton about their BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice Degree Apprenticeship course.

news image - How Can Apprentice ODP Programmes Help Combat Staff Shortages in Theatres? A Case Study from UHDB

7 February 2022 How Can Apprentice ODP Programmes Help Combat Staff Shortages in Theatres? A Case Study from UHDB

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (7th – 13th February 2022), the team at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) have shared their approach to developing a workforce for the future by running an Apprentice ODP programme.

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23 December 2021 Could You Be Our New Student Representative?

All AfPP Student Members are invited to apply to become our next Student Representative.

This volunteer role is currently vacant as our previous Student Rep, Amy Whitebrook, has now graduated and begun her career as a qualified ODP! (Congratulations Amy)

news image - AfPP Response to Westminster Debate on Preventing Surgical Fires in the NHS

21 December 2021 AfPP Response to Westminster Debate on Preventing Surgical Fires in the NHS

On Thursday 16 December 2021, MPs held a general debate on preventing surgical fires in the NHS in Westminster Hall. The topic was put forward for debate by Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, following a report published by the Surgical Fires Expert Working Group (EWG) in September 2020, “A case for the prevention and management of surgical fires in the UK”. In response to the debate, AfPP has released the following statement.

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9 December 2021 AfPP President, John Dade, Appointed to CPOC Board

We are delighted to announce that John Dade, President of the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), has been appointed to the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) Board.

news image - Is surgical smoke plume the most overlooked hazard in operating theatres? AfPP launch nationwide survey

2 December 2021 Is surgical smoke plume the most overlooked hazard in operating theatres? AfPP launch nationwide survey

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched an anonymous survey in a bid to better understand the health risks associated with exposure to surgical smoke plume, and the policies currently in place to minimise these risks within UK operating theatres.

news image - A Day In The Life of... A Clinical Education Facilitator

30 November 2021 A Day In The Life of... A Clinical Education Facilitator

Your perioperative career path can be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding. Today, we are taking a look at a day in the life of a Clinical Education Facilitator.

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25 November 2021 A Day In The Life of... A (Mature) Student ODP

Your perioperative career path can be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding. Today, we are taking a look at a day in the life of a Student ODP during their Anaesthetics and Recovery placement.

news image - Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust crowned winners of the  Green Surgery Challenge 2021

23 November 2021 Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust crowned winners of the Green Surgery Challenge 2021

The Green Surgery Challenge 2021 was an opportunity for the UK's surgical community to recognise the value of sustainable healthcare for surgical conditions and help the NHS meet its commitment to achieve net zero by 2040. An emergency and general surgery team from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) were crowned the winning team.

news image - A Day in the Life of… A Volunteer Nurse in an Emergency Field Hospital

17 November 2021 A Day in the Life of… A Volunteer Nurse in an Emergency Field Hospital

Your perioperative career path can be varied, challenging and hugely rewarding. Today, we are taking a look at a day in the life of a volunteer nurse in an emergency field hospital.

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