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A Practical Guide to Supporting and Developing the role of the Assistant Practitioner

This Conference is now Closed

Second Annual Conference of Assistant Practitioners UK.

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The aim of the conference is to shed light on the issues surrounding the role and to bring all the decision makers, departmental managers, course leaders and assistant practitioners (current and aspiring) together in one place to effect positive and sustainable change.

Since the start of the role, much once hopeful assistant practitioners are left feeling discouraged and unsupported. This conference will update delegates about the development of the role on a national level, while also shedding light on its future and how it fits into the expanding NHS healthcare ecosystem. 

You will hear national updates regarding role development, while listening and joining discussions about matters such as regulation and competency of assistant practitioners. This conference will provide the platform to hear directly from assistant practitioners sharing their lived experiences and how they overcame barriers to acceptance to integrate. 

You should leave the conference feeling equipped and inspired. 

This conference will enable you to:

  • Gain a better understanding around the stability of the role
  • Hear from colleagues who have worked extensively to develop and further the assistant practitioner’s role
  • Learn from the best practices where APs have maximised their potential in their role
  • Understand how the role evolved over the years and the rationale behind this change
  • Discuss national developments, including funding initiatives to support workers and more
  • Understand the barriers to effective governance and registration
  • Improve practice or equip mangers to support and introduce Assistant Practitioners more effectively
  • Learn from the lived experience of Assistant Practitioners and how they integrated and support their departments 
  • Learn how assistant practitioners can develop competencies in medicine administration while inspiring the confidence of managers
  • Be equipped with insightful case studies across multiple disciplines
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair and Speakers Include:

Ms Dezita Taylor-Robinson

Associate Professor - Head of Department for Pre-Qualifying Healthcare Practice
Birmingham City University

Ms Ofrah Muflahi

Professional Lead - Nursing Support Workers
Royal College of Nursing

Ali Richards

University of Cumbria
Senior Lecturer Programme Lead - Assistant Practitioner

Craig Edwards

Assistant Practitioner
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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