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Special Interest Groups and Operations Groups

In 2007 four Special Interest Groups were introduced to the structure of NAEP.

The purpose of these groups is to provide an opportunity to all members with special interests, skills and knowledge to contribute to key areas of NAEP and the ongoing development of the association.

In 2010 two of the original Special Interest Groups were given a change of status to an Operations Group due to their area of responsibility having the greatest potential financial impact on the association.

What's involved?

  • Your enthusiasm and a commitment of your time for 1 year

  • Attendance to approximately 4-6 meetings a year with interim e-mail correspondence to advance the 'work in progress' tasks

  • A desire to play a part in ensuring the dissemination of information and specialist knowledge to the benefit of the NAEP membership

Special Interest Groups:

  • Clinical & Prescriber Support Special Interest Group - Providing clinical support to members to facilitate best practice in equipment provision, with involvement in the development of any protocols that affect clinical provision of equipment

  • Education Special Interest Group - Focussed on the development of accredited/non accredited training and education and skills development programmes for stores staff. The development and administration of the annual NAEP Bursary and Poster Presentation at Conference

Operations Groups:

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Equipment Services JournalThe Equipment Services Journal is the dedicated quarterly publication for NAEP Members.

The Equipment Services Journal continues to provide a widely read forum for sharing best practice, news, views, comments and initiatives from around the Country.

How often have you read the journal and been inspired by an article or acquired an example of best practice, inventive or innovative service development?

Many of you are the originators of the same innovation that would be inspiring and informative to others.

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Final copy dates for receipt of submissions are:

2012 / 2013 Issues:

Copy Deadline Dates:


Friday 9 March 2012

June - Conference

Friday 8 June 2012


Friday 7 September 2012

December / January 2013

Friday 7 December 2012

There is always something new and innovative you can share – so we can share it with Members and ESJ readers.

You don’t have to be an accomplished article writer to appear in print!

"Equipment Services is a quarterly publication intended as a vehicle for exchange of information for subscribing NAEP members, loan store managers and their staff. Articles specifically target the practicalities of equipment provision – for instance, portability, storing, cleaning, transport, resources – and the policy relating to this.

If you have already thought about writing an article but can’t find the time or have an idea but would like to discuss this first, please contact Rebecca Linssen, the editor, on 020 7501 6718 or by email by clicking here or Wendy Lambie, Service Development Officer for NAEP bt clicking here and we will be happy to discuss these with you and provide assistance with putting the article together.

How to write an article for ESJ

If you are interested in commercial opportunities within Equipment Services, please contact Chloë Moffat on 020 7501 6766 or email her by clicking here.


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