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.

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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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    Advanced practice conference in Derby 6th-7th June

    Please find attached details of an advanced practice conference our NHS colleagues are holding in Derby this June Let it shine timetable 20 aprildoc Delegate Booking Form for ACP event 6th and 7th June 2017 ACP conference poster v2-2

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    1st ever ACAP Scotland awards – nominate your colleagues now!!!

    We are now accepting nominations for ACAP Scotland’s 1st excellence awards. The  awards will be presented at this year’s conference and will honour individuals and teams within three distinct categories. Outstanding Contribution to Advanced Practice Innovation Outstanding team Please find attached our nomination forms along with more details for each category. Nomination forms

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    ACAP Scotland’s 8th National Conference – Call for posters!!

    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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    Upcoming regional events!

    Please see attached for information on ANP events coming soon.  A chance to hear about the national approach to advanced practice and look forward to developing national clinical competencies for ANPs. Nominations by the 17th Feb 2017: ANP Events

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