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.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons of England are delighted to unveil the Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) for Surgical Care Practitioners alongside the new SCP Curriculum Framework.read more
13 April 2023
The eLogbook and the Extended Surgical Team
Surgical training has evolved over the years, but the pace of change accelerated in the 1990s. The publication, in 1993, of the Calman report on specialist medical training, shortened surgical training to six years. Prior to this, surgical training had been deemed to be complete three years after appointment as a senior registrar, a post which often took many years to achieve.
28 November 2022
The FPC 8th Annual Conference: The Co-Convenors' Report
Held for the first time at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh campus in Surgeons’ Quarter Edinburgh, and with sponsorship from both Simendo and LaproSurge, the conference team had hoped to attract delegates who might, in the past have found the journey to the College’s Birmingham offices difficult. As it was, the weather conditions caused significant travel problems for all concerned. One intrepid team of Surgical Care Practitioners from the Essex Cardiac Centre reached Newcastle where all trains were stopping and hired a car, so determined were they to attend the conference and there were stories of similar adventures from delegates and speakers alike.
25 November 2022
Recognition for Outgoing FPC Lead Charlie Auld
On 17 October 2022, Charlie Auld stepped down from the role of FPC Lead and handed over to new Lead, Juliette Murray. Charlie has been at the head of the Faculty since its inception in 2016, playing an integral part in the establishment and development of the FPC.