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Welcome to the Faculty of Perioperative Care

Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) and Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) are an integral part of the modern surgical workforce. The aim of the Faculty of Perioperative Care is to offer support and career development opportunities for practitioners in this field, with regards to education, training and the setting of RCSEd-accredited standards.   

 

 


COVID-19: The value of the advanced practitioner in the surgical team

COVID-19: The value of the advanced practitioner in the surgical team

Our webinar Covid-19: The value of the advanced practitioner in the surgical team took place on 6th May 2020 and was hosted by Mr Charlie Auld, who invited Ms Jenny Abraham, Dr Bhuvaneswari Bibleraaj and Prof Robin Paton to address the modern Surgical Team as well as discuss the results of the COVID-19 MSc Surgical Practice survey on the impact on trainee SCPs.

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Non-medical Practitioners in Surgery

The Effects of COVID-19 on Non-medical Practitioners in Surgery

The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) sent a short survey to senior SCPs across the specialties of Cardiothoracic, Orthopaedic and General Surgery to determine the challenges COVID-19 can pose with particular reference to their preparation for this outbreak, the need to redeploy to other roles and their ability to work within (or out with) their scope of practice.

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Courses

Courses

The FPC is developing a portfolio of bespoke courses for perioperative practitioners.

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7 January 2022

Academic Awarded Fellowship to Recognise Expertise in Surgical Care

A University of Plymouth academic has been awarded Fellowship to the Faculty of Perioperative Care.

Toby Rankin, Lecturer on the University’s MSc Surgical Care Practitioner programme, received the award for outstanding leadership in education, teaching and training of practitioners in surgery.

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17 December 2021

The FPC 7th Annual Conference...A Month On

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month since The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) hosted their 7th Annual Conference. Held online for the second year running, the conference offered a diverse programme focusing on the topics of education, research and governance relating to the extended surgical team.

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26 November 2021

The FPC 7th Annual Conference Roundup

On Friday 19 November, The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) held their 7th annual conference. focusing on education, research and governance relating to the extended surgical team. The online conference offered a programme of esteemed speakers and attracted over 300 attendees throughout the course of the day.

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