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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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12 May 2022

Sa​ve the Date! FPC Annual Conference 2022

Save the Date! The Faculty of Perioperative Care is delighted to announce that their Annual Conference will return in person on Saturday 19 November 2022.

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5 May 2022

Development of New Robotic Surgical Services

The Robotic Surgery Taskforce at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has established a robotic expert advisory group to consider issues around the implementation of robotic-assisted surgery in the UK.

FPC Lead, Mr Charlie Auld who is a member of the guidance writing group speaks on the significance of this report to advanced practitioners in surgery.

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7 February 2022

Edge Hill University Partners with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)

Edge Hill University has launched a new partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) to drive forward new medical research and training.

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