Grants available from the RCN Foundation

The Deliveroo-RCN Foundation NHS Education Fund supports the education and training of nurses, midwives and health care support workers working within the NHS from all corners of the UK.

The Fund has been made possible by a £300,000 donation from Deliveroo, raised by its customers and partners as part of their Supporting the NHS and Vulnerable Groups campaign. Any individual working in an NHS nursing or midwifery team can apply, and we particularly encourage applications from anyone from a low-income background or early in their career.

Grants of up to £1,600 will be awarded to cover the cost of a wide range of educational courses. This might include for example, postgraduate modules, clinically focused courses, and shorter training courses.

Details about how to apply for the grant can be found via the following link:

Date for your Diary! – Evaluation of the National Pre- MSc Course Workbook

Date for your Diary!!!

Evaluation of the National Pre-MSc Course Workbook

On-Line Evaluation Opens 1st May 2022

We are interested in evaluating the National Advanced Practice Pre-Course Workbook that has been developed by the Association of Advanced Practice Educators UK (AAPE UK). You will have gained access to this workbook as part of the Masters Advanced Practice programme that you are undertaking.

To evaluate the workbook, we would like to invite you to participate by asking you to complete a short questionnaire, which will only take approximately 15 minutes of your time.

More details will be posted on the 1 st May

Please keep an eye out!


Look out for your invoice for 2022/23 membership of AAPE UK, these have been sent to HEI members via email. Please ensure your payment teams use the correct treasurer name and address details on the invoice to process the payment, thank you.

Advanced Practice Nurses perceptions of spirituality

Dear Colleagues

The International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network has launched a new study looking at Advanced Practice Nurses perceptions of spirituality (see below). Please do participate if you can. We would be grateful if you could disseminate this request to APN colleagues and organisations as widely as possible. In the UK we are hoping all ACPs who are nurses will participate. Trainees are welcome to complete the survey also.

Who is conducting this study and what is it about?

This study was developed by a group of researchers from the ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse (ICN NP/APN) Network and colleagues at a number of universities across the globe.  We are interested in your perceptions of spirituality as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Who can participate in this study?

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an Advanced Practice Nurse (NP/CNS). For example, you may be working clinically, in education, research, policy-making or other related NP/APN work.
  2. Be able to read and write in English.
  3. Have access to an Internet connection.

What are participants asked to do?

Participants are invited to complete a short questionnaire, which should take 10 minutes of your time.

Why would participants want to complete this study?

Participation will help to ascertain perceptions of spirituality across the globe.  Participation is voluntary, confidential, and has no foreseeable risk or harm.

How may I participate in this study?

To get started please click on the link below or the scan the QR Code at the bottom:

Who can be contacted if more information is needed?

Additional information can be provided by the Principal Investigator:

Prof Melanie Rogers RGN, BSc, MSc, PhD, Queens Nurse, ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network Research Academy Director via email:


Dear Members and Conference Delegates

A sincere thank you for your time in attending the AAPE UK Conference on the 15th June, and in so doing, supporting AAPE UK.

The conference was a huge success. We hope that you enjoyed the experience, and would value any feedback from you of your thoughts on the conference content and organisation. We’ll be issuing evaluations shortly and would appreciate your feedback please.

Thank you once again.

Kathy Haigh, Chair of AAPE UK

AAPE UK Annual Conference and AGM

Flexibility in Advanced Practice Education: Adaptation and Response

Date:  Friday 25TH JUNE 2021
Time: 9 – 4.30pm
Venue: On-Line Conference

Current speakers:

  • To welcome us all, and open the conference: Prof. Brian Webster-Henderson – Deputy Vice Chancellor, and Chair of Council of Deans of Health UK
  • Beverley Harden – HEE National AHP Lead: AHP Placements and Covid-19 – feedback on ‘Clever together’ online workshop
  • Alice Hortop, Senior Occupational Therapy lecturer UWE: Laughter as Therapy
  • Kim Manley and Robert Crouch: Towards Multiprofessional Consultant Practice – a potential career pathway for Advanced Practitioners.

The conference will provide a forum for celebration of current and future practice initiatives and innovations with a focus on the adaptation and response of advanced clinical practice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The day will finish with the AAPE UK AGM.

Free registration for AAPE UK Members, and for non-members for this year’s conference.

As the conference will be on-line in 2021, we can offer 4 places per HEI institutional membership.

Please register by clicking on the following Eventbrite Link

Register for the Annual Conference

Call for posters: We are keen to review (electronic) posters on the theme of ‘Adaptation and Response’ linked to the changes faced in practice over the past year. The closing date for posters is the 24th May 2021 – please see the programme for details re: poster presentation format. Please email posters to

Download Full Programme

RCN ANP National Conference

Dear Colleagues

The RCN ANP national conference which will be held on Saturday September 28th 2019 in Birmingham. It addresses both primary and secondary care issues and will provide updates on many matters relevant to advanced and advancing practitioners (GPs and prescribing nurses are welcome to attend, too!).

Please see the attached flyer.

More can be found via this hyperlink:


AAPE UK Conference 2019

“Embedding the four pillars of Advanced Practice across the professions” – Coventry University 29th March 2019

The Association for Advanced Practice Educators (AAPE) UK will host their annual conference at Coventry University on 29th March 2019 from 9-4pm. Keynote speakers will update on current thinking with regards to advanced clinical practice and advanced practice education. Join in discussion and debate with the audience of advanced practice educators, practitioners, service providers and students.

The conference will provide a forum for celebration of current and future practice initiatives and innovations with a focus on the four pillars across the professions. The day will finish with the AAPE UK annual general meeting.

Registration is at:

and delegates are invited to consider submitting an abstract for a poster for consideration.

We welcome abstracts on research, good practice, education and any new initiatives in the multi-professional AP role and their impact.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines, across health and social care, including Advanced Practice students and Advanced Practitioners. Please see the attached flyer for further information.

We look forward to seeing you in March.

Kind regards


Annabella S Gloster

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader MSc Advanced Clinical Practice 

School of Health & Society | Frederick Road Campus University of Salford | Salford | Greater Manchester | M6 6PU

Tel: +44 (0) 161 295 6474 |School of Health & Society

Outcome of AAPE UK survey of AHPs and Pharmacists on Advanced Practice courses

We are pleased to share the outcomes of the survey we conducted in May 2018 to gain a better picture of the number, type and trends of AHPs and pharmacists accessing advanced practice education over the last 3 years.

Thank you to those who contributed.

The report is provided on this site under “Publications”.

We will share this to inform advanced practice developments and discussions.


I am delighted to announce that the Eventbrite to book your place for our next AAPE UK Annual Conference on Friday 29th JUNE  2018 in Glasgow is now open.

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
  • Bob Fellows Clinical Tutor Head of Professional Development College of Paramedics
  • Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Consultant OT, Chair RCOT
  • Professor 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 see link below to book.

HEI Members get two places free per University.

Others can attend for £25.  Please contact Annabella Gloster for details via

We hope you will also consider submitting a poster as we want as many as possible this year and there will be a prize!