Perioperative Team of the Year Award

A bursary of up to £2,000 in memory of Siobhan Rankin

Purpose of Award

This award is for theatre teams of up to 15 individuals working in the perioperative environment.

The winning team can be awarded an educational bursary of up to £2,000 to be used by the team within a designated 12 month period. The bursary must be spent on education, resources, courses or programmes which enable team members to meet personal development goals.

Examples of previous applications include:

  • Innovation: Introduction or a new way of using a new medical device, leading to a change in working practice resulting in enhanced patient care
  • Best Practice: New ways of sharing best practice to illustrate a more efficient working perioperative environment
  • Safety: Introduction of equipment, procedure or practice which improves patient and/or theatre staff protection

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Criteria for Application

  • At least one of the applicants must be an AfPP member, with a maximum of 15 team members to be listed
  • Submissions must fall into one of the three categories listed: Innovation, Best Practice or Safety
  • Submissions must be the original work of the team applying
  • The ‘exercise’ to which the application relates must have been undertaken within the last 12 months
  • A report must be submitted by the winning team following the presentation of the award or completion of the project, for possible inclusion in either the AfPP Newsletter or the Journal of Perioperative Practice. (The report must be in electronic format)
  • Funding must be claimed within 12 months of the grant being awarded and must not be retrospective
  • AfPP must be informed if the funding awarded is no longer required
  • Funds will not be paid out without original receipts or invoices being submitted
  • Funding is not transferable and must be used for the purpose stated on the application form

If you would like to discuss your application before submission please contact 01423 881 300 or email