Over 800 delegates attend the AAPE UK 2023 annual conference

The Evolving Role of Education in Advancing Practice

The Association of Advanced Practice Educators UK (AAPE UK) free virtual annual conference ‘The Evolving Role of Education in Advancing Practice” took place on Friday 23rd June 2023.

Hallam Medical is proud to work in partnership with the Association of Advanced Practice Educators UK and again this year sponsored their annual conference. Our sponsorship support involves funding for the conference, poster prizes for the three winners, along with goodie bags for all poster participants. Not only does our sponsorship provide funding for the AAPE UK annual conferences, but it also means Health Education Institute’s (HEI) across the UK can join AAPE UK with no fees.

The Association of Advanced Practice Educators had over 800 delegates attend this year’s annual conference. The conference provided the opportunity to listen, explore and discuss the evolving role of education in advancing practice.

Former Chair of AAPE UK Kathy Haigh opened the conference by welcoming all attendees and speakers, as well as saying thank you to Hallam Medical for their sponsorship and ongoing support.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Mark Radford – National Director of Intensive Support and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England
  • Professor Beverley Harden – Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for England, National Lead for the Allied Health Professions and multi-professional Advancing Practice for NHS England’s Workforce, Training and Education Directorate
  • Panel Discussion – Dr Louella Vaughan, Professor Beverly Harden, Dr Nia Boughton, Dr Mark Cooper, and Dr Andrew Radley
  • International Perspective – Lilian Mass and Wim Breeman
  • Education of Supervisors – Professor Deborah Harding, Dr Sue Faulds and Dr Hilary Walsgrove
  • Contributions for the four countries – Margaret Swankie and Careen Mullen McKay (Scotland), Rhiannon Fox (Wales), Chrissy Eade (England) and Sonya Blythe (Northern Ireland)
  • Barry Hill – MSc, PGCAP, BSc (Hons), DipHE, OA Dip, RN, NMC RNT/TCH, SFHEA. Associate Professor, Critical Care; Director of Employability for Nursing Midwifery and Health Programmes. Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Consultant Editor International Journal of Advancing Practice (IJAP); Clinical Editor for the British Journal of Nursing (BJN).

The day ended with the annual general meeting (AGM), Hallam Medical’s Clinical Director Alex Munro presenting the results for the poster submissions and Anna Jones, now Chair of AAPE UK, thanking Kathy Haigh for her inspiration and leadership.

Once again, the AAPE UK annual conference was inspiring, with fantastic speakers and discussions. It was a day for all those working within Advance Practice to celebrate their role and what they do every day in supporting services and patients across the country.

Clinical Director Alex Munro announcing the winners


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