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The Faculty of Perioperative Care

Welcome to the Faculty of Perioperative Care

*Update* Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis a decision has been made by the College to cancel our 2020 Conference. For further information, please email FPC@rcsed.ac.uk

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. 

 

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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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20 May 2020

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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20 April 2020

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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29 August 2019

'Establishing Common Standards for Continuing Professional Development' Guidelines Released.

As part of the Medical Associate Professions (MAP) programme, Health Education England with their Royal College and faculty partners, have developed the ‘Establishing Common Standards for Continuing Professional Development, Assessment and Appraisal Guidelines for Medical Associate Professionals’.

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