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.

  • 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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  • Managing Surgical Crisis: Non Technical Skills Course 24/10/16

    Dear Colleagues, Please find attached, a flier for Managing Surgical Crisis: Non Technical Skills. This event is to be held on Monday 24th October 2016,  08:45 – 17:00  in The Cuschieri Skills Centre, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital Dundee. To register please visit  https://cuschieri.dundee.ac.uk/courses/general-surgery/managing-surgical-crisis-non-technical-skills/mon-10242016-0845 Regards CS MEN Team Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network NHS Education for…

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  • Providing a navigable route for acute medicine nurses to advance their practice: a framework of ascending levels of practice

    Acute Med. 2016;15(2):98-103. Lees-Deutsch L1, Christian J2, Setchfield I3. Abstract This article conveys concerns raised by delegates at the International SAM Conference (Manchester, 2015) regarding how to advance nursing practice in acute medicine. It endeavors to capture the essence of ‘how to advance practice‘ and ‘how to integrate advanced practice‘ within the workforce structures of…

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  • How the Brexit decision might affect healthcare…

    Peter Russell June 24, 2016 LONDON — The world is reeling from the United Kingdom’s (UK) historic vote on Thursday to leave the European Union (EU). The ramifications will be felt in all aspects of life, from economic, to travel and immigration, to national security, and not the least, to health. The future of the UK’s National…

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