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APO was set up as part of a Professional Doctorate project at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. The project initially examined the learning needs of Advanced Practitioners locally and subsequently expanded its focus.  The work explored advanced practice, clinical learning, professional networking, role development, and e-learning as a viable option to supplement traditional methods.  The site is geared at Advanced Practitioners in Primary Care settings who are working in autonomous clinical positions.

The linked Facebook page continues to be developed as a resource providing e-learning, professional information, current advanced practice issues, professional networking and support.  APO intends to foster a culture of learning, enhance clinical knowledge, improve professional networking and to assist continuous professional development.




L Brown, Advanced Practitioner, Lothian, Scotland