About AfPP

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) originally started out as the National Association of Theatre Nurses (NATN) in 1964.

A not for profit organisation, AfPP was formed to enhance the quality of care and patient safety in the perioperative environment through the advancement of skills, knowledge and good practice.

AfPP is now a registered charity but retains its original aims of providing training and education, professional guidance and support to practitioners working in surgical settings and their related services.

AfPP members are more employable at every stage of their career

The association is not exclusive to theatre nurses and ODPs but includes support workers, surgeons, lecturers, theatre managers and anyone associated with perioperative care in the NHS or independent sector.

AfPP offers its members continuing professional development (CPD), online resources, advice on professional, clinical and ethical issues plus guidance on employment and tax law.

Membership subscriptions start from as little as £5 per month, or £9.81 per month including medical liability insurance*. There are also special membership deals for students, the retired and maternity cover.

To find out more click here or telephone our membership team: 01423 881300

*student membership

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