We are delighted to be supporting the 2nd Advanced Practice week in the UK taking place from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th November 2018.   

Last years week was very successful and proved the value of social media for networking and promoting and sharing the many activities that took place to showcase and celebrate Advanced Practice across all healthcare settings.

This year we will be using #AdvPracWeek18 

We have produced a flyer to publicise the week which you can access from

Please also include @AAPEUK so we know what is being discussed and promote on etc.

To date these are the events for 2018 that we know of: 

Monday 12th Nov: University of Salford event – for details contact Annabella Gloster via

Wednesday 14th Nov: London South Bank University  15:00 – 19:00

Showcasing AHP Advanced Practice and Innovation across London.  London South Bank University has led a two year long project called ADAPT arising from recognition of several key areas where professional groups needed to respond to the Five Year Forward View to support the transformation of the workforce and optimise patient outcomes. A wealth of information has been gathered using quantitative and qualitative approaches including an on-line survey and semi-structured interviews.

This free event is timely as the place of the different Allied Health Professions in the HEE Advanced Clinical Practice Framework implementation activities gains momentum.

To Register please access this link:

Thursday 15th November – Health Education England are holding their annual Advanced Clinical Practice day.  They are hoping to be able to cater for 500 delegates due to high demand last year  There will be an Eventbrite set up for the day which we will circulate to AAPE UK members as soon as it is released.

Friday 16th November – University of Cardiff.  For details contact Anna Jones via

Please let Katrina know about any more events or activities that are going to take place in your area via 

Rescheduled AAPE UK Conference “Transforming the Culture of Healthcare trough Advanced Practice” 29th June 2018

We are delighted to announce our rescheduled Annual Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University

HEI AAPE UK members have two places free.

Others can attend for a £25 fee. For further information contact Annabella S Gloster (AAPE UK Deputy Chair) at

Date: Friday 29th JUNE 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University

Keynote speakers will update on current thinking with regards to advanced practice and advanced practice education, and join in discussion and debate with the interested audience of advanced practice educators, practitioners, service providers and students.

Keynote speakers:
● Jane Harris, Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland
●Paul Leishman, RN, Community ANP Partner GP practice, Scotland
● Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Consultant OT, Chair RCOT Specialist Section Neurological Practice
● Prof Alison Leary, Healthcare and Workforce modelling, London South Bank University

The conference will provide a forum for celebration of current and future practice initiatives and innovations including the culture, vision, research of advanced practice in; Nursing, Paramedic Science, Occupational therapy, and many others. The day will finish with the AAPE UK AGM.

Please find the call for posters


Advanced Practice week events in November 2017

We are delighted to be part of the first Advanced Practice week to be held in UK to coincide with very successful annual Nurse Practitioner week in the USA.

We want all interested parties to make full use of social media during this week to publicise and promote the value of advanced clinical practice for our patients and services across all healthcare settings.     Use #AdvPracWeek17  @AAPEUK

The following conferences and activities are taking place during this week:

Monday 13th November 1-3pm “An Introduction to Advanced Practice” The Nightingale Academy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London.  Contact

Tuesday 14th November 9am – 3.30pm “Illuminating the Pillars of Advanced Practice and the way forward” University of Salford.  Contact

Wednesday 15th November 5.30 – 8pm Health Debate “When does Advanced Clinical Practice stop being Nursing?” London South Bank University.  Contact  

Thursday 16th November  Health Education England “Advanced Clinical Practice: Mission Possible 2017 – learning, shaping and implementing – join the conversation” The Kia Oval, London.  Contact

Thursday 16th November “9am – 4.30pm “Celebrating Advanced Practice”  University of the West of England, Bristol.  Contact

Thursday 16th November    ACP Pharmacist Tweet Chat

Friday 17th November 12 – 4pm “What’s in a Name?”  Cardiff University.  Contact 

And in the following weeks:

Thursday 23rd November 9.30am – 3.30pm “Coventry University Celebrates 10 years of Advanced Clinical Practice”  Coventry University. Contact 

Wednesday 29th November 2pm – 4.30pm “Advanced Clinical Portfolio workshop” Swansea University. Contact



To mark the first Advanced Practice week in the UK, London South Bank University is hosting a free debate “When does Advanced Clinical Practice stop being Nursing?” on Wed 15th November 2017 5.30pm for 6pm start.   

We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to debate and explore the interface between Nursing and Advanced Clinical Practice and consider the opportunities and challenges.  Chaired by Dr Elaine Maxwell the debate speakers will include Professor Mark Radford (Director of Nursing NHS Improvement), Professor Alison Leary (Chair in Healthcare and Workforce Modelling at LSBU), Julie Belton (Strategic and Operational Director, Cuckoo Lane Practice, Ealing) and Lara Carmona (Royal College of Nursing Associate Director, Policy and Public Affairs (UK & International).

We are limited to 300 places so please apply early, using the link below, to avoid disappointment.

If you think any colleagues would be interested, please pass this invitation on.


RCN Education Conference International Conference & Exhibition 2016: partners in practice – the global perspective

RCN Education Conference International Conference & Exhibition 2016: partners in practice – the global perspective

15-16 March 2016, Telford


This nurse educator led conference will allow you to share experiences and best practice, join in the debate and consider models for effectively training the workforce whilst delivering safe services for patients.


• Hear the views of eminent national and international keynote speakers exploring the current and future face of nursing education.

• Join in the debate, share your experiences and network with peers.

• Help shape the future delivery of high-quality nursing education both in the UK and across the globe.

This conference aims to support nurse educators from around the UK, who may work in the NHS or private and voluntary sectors, or universities and colleges, at a range of levels from supporting the education of health care assistants to post-doctoral education, as well as international nurse educators.


Confirmed keynotes:


Professor Tracy Levett-Jones,  Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning), School of Nursing & Midwifery, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Kerry Jones, Head of Clinical Workforce Re-design, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Bridie Kent, Head of School and Associate Dean of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University

Professor Heather Wharrad, Chair in e-Learning & Health Informatics and Academic Lead for Health e-Learning and Media group, University of Nottingham


Conference sessions, delivered by national and international practising nurse educators, include: –

·         mentorship

·         workforce development

·         simulation in education

·         partnership working

·         student experience


Conference fees: £300.00 for RCN members, £440.00 for non-members


For further details and to book your place visit

For access to the conference flyer and programme click on the NEWS section on this website.

West Midlands Advanced Clinical Practice: defining the future forward role, 29th January 2016

Advanced Clinical Practice: defining the future forward role


We would like to invite you to the West Midlands Advanced Clinical Practice conference on:


Date:                     Friday 29th January 2016

Time:                     10am to 4pm

Venue:                 The Studio, Birmingham City Centre


The event is designed to appeal to a wide audience of representatives with an interest in Advanced Clinical Practice from healthcare, higher education institutes, senior leaders and advanced practitioners.


Guest speakers will share and discuss the innovative work currently underway on Advanced Clinical Practice across Health Education England.  Highlighting how Advanced Clinical Practice across the multi-professional workforce can be used effectively to enhance and provide capability within teams as part of the continuing drive to provide safe, accessible and high quality care for patients. 


The conference will provide you with the opportunity to share and learn about the important Advanced Clinical Practice work being carried out locally and nationally including frameworks, competencies and role development.  The conference will be interactive with a blend of main stage presentations and workshops.


To register follow link:


For further information please contact Sukvinder Kaur, Regional Programme Manager by email (

AAPE-UK Annual Conference 2016 Friday 4th March

Annual Conference and AGM

The Impact of Inter-Professional Advanced Practitioners on Service Design for Health and Social Care

This years conference reflects the broadening horizons of advanced practice and the inter-professional nature of current roles.

Keynote speakers will update you on current thinking with regards to advanced practice and advanced practice education. You are invited to join in discussion and debate with the interested audience of advanced practice educators, practitioners, service providers and students.

Keynote speakers:


  • Marc Seale, Health Care Professional Council, Chief Executive and Registrar


  • Mark Radford , CNO University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire


The conference will provide a forum for celebration of current and future practice initiatives and innovations including panel discussions, workshops and the AGM.

  • Free registration for AAPE-UK Members
  • £150 for non members (this payment can be used as the HEI’s annual membership fee).
  • Associate members who are not part of the HEI institutional membership can attend as individual members for a charge of £25 per person.

For further information contact Annabella S Gloster (AAPE-UK committee member/co-treasurer) at:  

To book your place and register online please go to:




AAPE-UK Annual Conference 2015 Friday 6th March

Governance, Regulation and Standardising Education for Advanced Practice across the UK and beyond

With guest speakers:

Dr. D. Barton: advanced practice governance in Wales

Dr. M. Grundy: an update on the Scottish Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit

Caroline Lee: the development of an Advanced Practice Framework in Northern Ireland

D Lehwaldt: An overview of ANP and APN development in Germany

Dr. C Inman: standardising education for advanced practice





West Midlands Advancing Practice Forum Launch 22nd June 2015

Advancing Practice is pivotal in the delivery of current health care and will be at the forefront of initiatives to enhance capacity and improve patient care. This multidisciplinary forum aims to provide a network of support and a spring board for communication, research and shared practice.

This initial meeting will provide terms of reference and discuss the strategies for the future to facilitate the celebration of good practice and how to work together to shape the role of the Advanced Practitioner in partnership with practitioners, educators, patients and commissioners.

Guest Speakers

Jane Emson, Senior LETC Lead for Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire LETC.

Matt Aiello, Special Projects Manager, Transformation, Health Education West Midlands

Ruth Pearce, Chair AAPE-UK


Target Audience

This event is open to any Nurse or Allied Health Professional who is currently in an Advanced Practitioner role or interested in becoming an Advanced Practitioner. In addition it will be of interest to employers and academic staff.