The Innovation, People and

Practice Magazine

AfPP’s popular non-academic supplement to the Journal of Perioperative Practice 

AfPP’s careers-focused publication, Innovations, People and Practice (IPP), is published 10 times a year and covers a variety of topics including news stories and information, special focus pieces, best practice items, wellbeing, competitions, education and training.

In line with our mission to support theatre practitioners throughout their entire careers, the IPP offers advice and guidance on how to deal with some of the most common operating theatre challenges.

The IPP is available to AfPP members, non-members and perioperative professionals throughout the industry, in both print and digital formats.

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Latest Issue

Issue 44 – May 2024

The latest issue of The IPP is out now and available to read. Click the front cover to be taken to the virtual publication. Take a look below at some of the features from this current issue.

Talking Heads

Interview with Steve Benbow. Racing Driver Manager at Kilo One Nine.

Case Study

Aseptic hand hygiene: The nail pick solution reducing single use plastic.

Practice

Minimally invasive surgery: Key aspects in preoperative assessment.

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Past Issues

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Issue 43 – April 2024

Talking Heads

Interview with Philippa Fox, UK Sales and Clinical Manager at CLS Surgical

Spotlight

‘If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write’

Education

End of life decisions and advance care planning in perioperative medicine

Issue 42 – March 2024

Wellbeing

Could you be disempowering yourself behind your own back?

Sustainability

Sustainable theatres: Injecting circularity into the operating theatre

Sustainability

The world is changing and medicine must keep up, including in the area of sustainability

Issue 41 – January 2024

Talking Heads

Interview with Wiestaw Brodaczewski, founder and CEO at Grena

Spotlight

The hybrid clinic: One step beyond

Practice

The need to have an Enhanced Postoperative Care Unit

Issue 40 – December 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Shailen Soobhug. Advanced Clinial Practitioner

Spotlight

Behind the cover. Frank’s story

Practice

Managing swabs and sharps safely in the perioperative setting

Issue 39 – November 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie

Education

Core competencies for adult day surgery

Practice

Minimally invasive surgery: The Innovations and the need for further improvement

Issue 38 – October 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Dr Basil Matta, Global Senior Director at Masimo International

Sustainability

Nikki Stroud on the National Green Theatres Programme

Practice

Single-use versus reusable surgical instruments. A comparison from a sustainability perspective

Issue 37 – September 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Michael Bartholomew, OPD

Education

What is the Centre for Perioperative Care?

Practice

The significance of the accurate classification of surgical site infections on outcomes

Issue 36 – July 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Pedro Pinto, Co-founder and CEO of Take the Wind

Education

An overview of the PGCert in Perioperative Medicine (Theatre Practice)

Practice

Embracing alcohol based hand rubs: Potential environmental and health benefits for surgical rubbing

Issue 35 – June 2023

Talking Heads

Interview with Mark Ratnarajah and Steve Barnett of C2-A

Education

Communicating with patients in remote perioperative care

Practice

A self-help guide to preparing the anaesthetic room using ABCDE and MSMAIDS