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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

  • 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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  • Get in touch…

    Want to become a member of ACAP or just ask us a question? All enquiries to: acapscotland@outlook.com Responses within 7 working days!

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  • Advanced Practice Update

    Transforming Nursing Roles – recommendations from June meeting which will help shape the future of advanced nursing practice: transforming-nursing-roles-2016

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