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Advancing Care Advancing 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 12 NHS health boards in Scotland;

Ayrshire & Arran              Borders              Forth Valley

Grampian                          Highland            Lanarkshire

Lothian                              Orkney               Shetland

Dumfries & Galloway      Fife                     Greater Glagow & Clyde

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.

Recent Posts

  • Issue 17

    The Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Issue 17

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  • Timetable for 10th annual conference released!!!

    Our conference timetable is almost complete, book your place now to avoid disappointment! A reminder to check out our awards page and nominate your colleagues for a prestigious ACAP Scotland award too! Timetable 10th Conference

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  • RCN ANP Conference

    Please see flyer for details of upcoming RCN conference in Birmingham this September entitled “ANP: Integrating Services – Improving Healthcare”: Flyer RCN 2019

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  • Meet the best team 2018!

    A new concept within NHS Grampian, the Advanced Care Academy was created to educate and support trainee and developing Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs). Nurse Consultants Karen Kindness and Alison Moggach employed Academy ANP Fellows to provide expert clinical supervision to trainee ANPs while maintaining service delivery. Within the past year they have supported development of…

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  • ACAP Scotland’s awards – nominate your colleagues now!!!

    Who do you think needs to be recognised? We all know people whose enthusiasm knows no bounds, who has made a genuine and considerable difference to others….. Is there someone who has provided continued support and guidance to you or others and has always gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others?…

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  • Call for posters for 10th 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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  • Delegate reservation form for 10th conference

    Breaking news!! ACAP’s 10th annual conference will be held in Edinburgh at the fantastic Caledonian hotel on the 15th of November this year. 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.   Delegation-Reservation-Form-10th-Event

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  • ACAP Scotland’s 10th conference flyer released!

    This year we’ll be holding our annual conference at the excellent Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian in Edinburgh. See below for our conference flyer! https://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/waldorf-astoria-edinburgh-the-caledonian-EDNCHWA/index.html   10th Event Flier 2

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