Pair of AfPP Events Flies the Flag for Perioperative Practitioners

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) is celebrating and supporting the vital work of surgical staff in a pair of motivational events designed to help perioperative teams to flourish and raise awareness of their roles.


Healthcare jobs have been impacted by restructuring and upheaval in the NHS. Recognising the challenges in forging a successful long-term career, AfPP is hosting a Perioperative Career Day to help healthcare professionals get a head start in this competitive marketplace.

The inspirational event, taking place at Manchesters Old Trafford on 10 May, will provide expert advice and support for practitioners wishing to take their career to the next level. Delegates can benefit from the insights of continuing professional development specialists: the most recent mentor to be confirmed is Mike Farrar, CEO, NHS Confederation who will shed light on future plans for the NHS including integrated approaches to healthcare.

The career day is part of AfPPs wider initiative, Perioperative Week, a nationwide series of events taking place from 7 to 11 May that will create discussion and interest in patient safety and quality of care. The week-long event encourages perioperative teams to actively become more visible in both their hospital and community, to raise awareness of their important role by hosting patient open days and coordinating local MP visits.

AfPP President, Tracy Coates, said: Patient care is the key focus of every perioperative practitioner. However staff need to be nurtured themselves by an advancement in either their career or skills to support their pursuit of best practice.

Both the Career Day and Perioperative Week are a celebration of surgical staffs hard work, encouraging them to be the very best in what they do. Many people dont fully understand the role of the perioperative practitioner or take it for granted - so our dedicated week provides an opportunity to really shout about the fabulous work practitioners undertake behind the scenes.

For more information about how perioperative care affects you and how to get involved click here.

The Perioperative Career Day is open to AfPP members and non-members alike but all delegates should pre-register via the website to be sure of a place.

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