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



Forth Valley


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.


* 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.

  • Call for posters for 9th annual conference!!

    We are looking for examples of clinical effectiveness initiatives, clinical audit/research, clinical guidelines, integrated care pathways or accreditation projects which have informed Advanced Practice and made a difference to the quality of patient care. This is an exciting opportunity for healthcare professionals to publicise their work and share good practice with colleagues. Book token will…

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  • ACAP Scotland’s 9th annual conference 2018

    Breaking news!! ACAP’s 9th annual conference will be held at the fantastic Radisson blu in Glasgow on the 2nd of November 2018. Tickets are now on sale at £45 for a fantastic day of education & networking with practitioners from across the UK. Final programme yet to be announced but topics to include indemnity, research,…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Viruses, ventilation, viagra; critical care at the cutting edge

    A study day hosted by the critical care team at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. Suitable for nurses, ACCPs, physiotherapists, pharmacists and trainee medical staff. Friday 22nd September 2017 See attached poster and programme for more information. Programme NHS Lothian Study day

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  • Primary Care Education Opportunity!

    An exciting development opportunity from Stirling University, starts September 2017.  See link for details and to apply: http://www.stir.ac.uk/health-sciences-sport/courses/cpdopportunities-healthsciences/modules/advancedpractice/diagnosis-and-decision-making-in-primary-care-.html

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