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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. 

 

Register now for the Online Annual FPC Conference taking place on 19 November 2021 and submit any competition abstracts by 24 October 2021.  

 

 

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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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27 September 2021

Programme Announcement! FPC Annual Conference 2021

View the full programme now!

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19 August 2021

Save the Date! FPC Annual Conference 2021

Save the Date!

FPC Annual Conference - 19 November 2021

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16 August 2021

RCSEd & RCSEng Partner in programme of work to support Surgical Care Practitioners

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng), as the surgical bodies currently championing and supporting the work of Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs), wish to announce that they are working jointly on a new bi-collegiate project intended to better support and assist SCPs in being recognised and granted formal regulation by the General Medical Council (GMC).

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