About Us

Acute Care Advance Practice (ACAP) Scotland is an established forum with the purpose of facilitating an arena for discussion, enabling sharing of best practice, providing educational opportunities, and importantly providing links between advanced practitioners and major stakeholders.

Currently the members of the group provide representation from 5 NHS health boards in Scotland;

Ayrshire & Arran

Lothian

Borders

Forth Valley

Lanarkshire

ACAP also benefits from representation from the Private sector and Higher Education Institutes.

Having group representatives from such a wide geographical area can facilitate the development of sub-groups that will network within their own and additional surrounding areas. In so doing this will target as many advanced practitioners as possible.

Objectives

* The advancement of education pertaining to advanced practice throughout Scotland.

* The improvement of patients health through education, promoting patient safety and quality of care.

* To provide a platform for sharing and dissemination of evidenced based practice amongst advanced nurse practitioners.

* Initiate an arena for networking amongst advanced nurse practitioners, sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice.

* To organise annual educational conferences/professional development events.

* To issue a tri-annual journal to its members containing evidence based practice and articles pertaining to national guidelines.

* To provide an opportunity for service development and education.

  • Recognition and Management of the Acutely Unwell Adult Course

    This module is designed to prepare the student working in the acute care setting to manage the acutely unwell patient through processes of assessment, diagnosis, care management and evaluation. It is of particular use to students who will be working as Advanced Nurse Practitioners within Hospital at Night teams and other in-patient acute care areas….

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  • Final programme!!!

    Please click on the link below to see our final programme for Friday’s conference. Don’t forget the venue changed its name to The Principal Edinburgh – Charlotte Square!!! Programme-2017 (2)

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  • The Roxburgh is no more…

    The venue for our 8th national conference has now changed hands since our first announcement!  We think it’s looking great and can’t wait to see you all there – there are a few tickets still available if you have not booked yet! https://www.phcompany.com/principal/edinburgh-george-street/

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  • Paper 2

    This series of papers on the Transforming Roles programme aims to update stakeholders on the  professions’ contribution to the wider transformational change agenda in health and social care in Scotland. Many of you might have been part of the development of this vision over the last couple of years. Find both papers below for your…

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  • Calling all Primary Care ANPs!

    We invite you to take part in research evaluating the implementation of ANPs in Primary Care in Scotland.  For more info click here: Stirling Research

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  • ACAP Scotland 8th National Conference – Sponsorship

    ACAP Scotland 8th National Conference Friday 3rd November The Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh     Some excellent companies kindly sponsoring our event this year; https://www.limbsandthings.com/uk/ http://www.frshfced.com/ http://www.lundbeck.com/uk https://www.flynnpharma.com/  

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  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Advanced practice resources

    NHS GG&C have an excellent website dedicated to advanced practice –http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/about-us/professional-support-sites/nurses-midwives/advanced-nurse-practitioners/ Some of the information is specifically local to them, but much of the content is transferable and might be of interest to ANPs and managers alike. For example, their newsletter gives a really nice rundown of recent advanced practice developments!! NHS GGC Advanced practice newsletter…

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  • Non-medical prescribing study day

    Our friends at Forth Valley Royal Hospital are hosting an excellent NMP study day on the 6th of October this year.   Please contact Sharon Oswald for booking/further information – sharon.oswald@nhs.net NMP 2017 PROGRAMME

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  • Job Opportunities

    Adult Advanced Practice Clinical Educator, Accounts Receivable Senior Administrator, Senior Lecturer/Reader at School of Science and Sport, UWS – just some of the posts currently advertised at UWS – find out more and apply here: https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/

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