The Faculty of Perioperative Care

Annual Conference 2018

3 November 2018, Birmingham

Growing on the success of previous years, the Faculty of Perioperative Care's (FPC) fourth annual conference will take place in Birmingham on 3 November 2018 on the theme The Perioperative Practitioner: Working Within One's Scope of Practice


In addition this year the Faculty is delighted to be offering conference delegates, the opportunity the day prior to the conference, to attend for free / discounted rate the following bespoke courses for perioperative practitioners:

The Faculty of Perioperative Care's Conference is for all those with an interest in the future surgical team, including surgical care practitioners, surgical first assistants,as well as surgeons who work closely with advanced practitioners.

Abstract Submissions - Posters

Abstracts in the form of A2 posters are welcome from perioperative practitioners on the topic What Contribution Can Advanced Practitioners Make to the Surgical Team? The best submissions will be invited to present their work at the conference with a prize available for the winner.
> Deadline: Friday 12 October at 5pm
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Confirmed Speakers

  • Ms Jenny Abraham, Surgical Care Practitioner, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Mr Charles Auld, Council Member and Lead for Faculty of Perioperative Care RCSEd (Co-Convenor)
  • Ms Tara Bartley (OBE) Advanced Clinical Practice Lead, Cardiac Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Mr Alistair Geraghty, Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow RCSEd
  • Mr Tim Graham, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham, Council Member, RCSEd
  • Mrs Susan Hall, Senior Lecturer, Surgical Care Practice, Anglia Ruskin University (Co-Convenor)
  • Ms Alice Hartley, Chair of RCSEd's #LetsRemoveIt Anti-Bullying and Undermining Campaign
  • Mr Michael Lewis, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President RCSEd
  • Mr Richard Montgomery, Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital
  • Ms Julie Quick, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University
  • Mr Pala Rajesh, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon ,Lead RISP RCSEd
  • Ms Belinda Robertson-Smith, Surgical Care Practitioner, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • Mr John Stirling, NORS Workforce Transformation Project Lead, Edinburgh

Topics Include:

  • SFA Education: The Past, Present and the Future
  • The Surgical First Assistant: Competency Assessment and Appraisal
  • Surgical Assistance in the UK: How Good is it and what is the Relationship to Specialty and Training?
  • New Patterns of Working: Building an ANP/SCP Led Service in Cardiac Surgery
  • How Can SCPs Benefit Training of Surgical Trainees in Orthopaedics
  • Undermining and Bullying: Its Effect on the Patient, the Professionals and the Team
  • Good Medical Practice as it applies to the Extended Surgical Team
  • Update on Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent
  • The Established SCP: How Should One be Assessed and the Requirement for Appraisal
  • Keep an eye on the website for more information over the coming months. 

Book online here

Download the programme here