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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Earn CPD credits with new spirometry module

    New CPD module in spirometry – What are the key spirometric measurements used to identify an obstructive or restrictive lung disorder? This module will guide you through how to outline the different lung function measurements and how they can be used in clinical practice when managing respiratory symptoms. http://www.respiratoryacademy.co.uk/cpd-modules/

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