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AfPP Membership provides you with the tools you need to be the best practitioner you can be. From the Journal of Perioperative Practice to discounted training and events, you are guaranteed to find everything you need to be a patient safety advocate and advance in your role.

Membership of AfPP is open to everyone working in or around the perioperative environment across the NHS and independent sector, including:

  • Theatre / Pre-Assessment / Anaesthetic / Recovery Nurses
  • Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)
  • Health Care Assistants (HCAs) / Healthcare Support Workers (HSWs)
  • Sterile services staff
  • Theatre / Day Surgery Managers
  • Lecturers and educators
  • Students

Professional Development

Networking Opportunities

  • FREE access to Journal of Perioperative Practice (10 editions per year)
  • FREE access to Journal archives
  • FREE 24/7 online education via the Perioperative Toolkit
  • FREE access to EBSCOhost database (over 2,000 global publications)
  • FREE access to perioperative vacancies via our Jobs Forum
  • Discounted publications
  • Opportunities to be published in the JPP
  • Online Discussion Forums
  • Specialist Interest Groups
  • Regional Teams
  • Opportunities to build leadership skills as part of our volunteer network
  • Social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

Support and Advice


  • FREE and confidential Professional Advice Service (PAS) via phone or email
  • FREE safety posters and other best practice resources
  • FREE 24/7 wellbeing, mental health and personal development support service
  • FREE access to member-only discussion forums and social networking
  • Opportunities to apply for awards, funding and bursaries
  • Discounted webinars and regional study days
  • Discounted rates for our renowned AfPP Annual Conference
  • Exclusive discounts for external events run by our industry partners
  • Other one-off / seasonal events and training
  • Opportunities to speak at events
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