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.

  • New learning content from NES

    Turas Learn is NHS Education for Scotland’s platform for learning and support resources. It provides NHS Scotland health and social care staff with access to learning and practice support resources produced by NHS Education for Scotland. Sign-in or register for access to content like ‘developing and maintaining your clinical skills in practice’ module which helps…

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  • NHS Lanarkshire’s ‘advanced practice academy’ CPD day

    One of the major changes since the Transforming Nursing Roles (TNR) work began, was an identification of the CPD needs of qualified ANPs. Regions across Scotland are working together to produce regular CPD events across the calendar year. The next event will be organised and hosted by NHS Lanarkshire on the 6th of September 2018,…

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  • Save the date!!! Free NMP study day

    Save the date!!! Free NMP study day hosted by our colleagues at NHS Forth Valley. All welcome to attend, but place must be booked in advance as spaces are limited. See attached flyer for contact details NMP FVH flyer

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  • ACAP Scotland awards – Nominate your colleagues now!!!

    We are now accepting nominations for this year’s awards. The ¬†awards will be presented at our 9th annual conference and will honour individuals and teams within three distinct categories; Individual Innovation Team Please find attached our nomination forms along with more details for each category. Nomination forms

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  • 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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  • Delegate reservation form – 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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  • 2017 conference 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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