The Faculty of Perioperative Care


The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) is developing a portfolio of bespoke courses for perioperative practitioners - forthcoming courses are listed below.

These courses have been accredited by the The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP).


Perioperative Key Skills Course

Edinburgh, 20 April 2018

Fee: £110 (£95 for Affiliates of FPC)

Overview: This one-day course aims to address the specific requirements of a surgical assistant who is assisting the operating surgeon. The areas covered are reproducible and applicable to all surgical specialties. This is a practical course with a high tutor to delegate ration. It is delivered as a series of hands on sessions where delegates work on animal tissue with tuition and supervision being provided by experts from both the surgical and nursing professions.

Perioperative Care Practitioners Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (PINTS)

Birmingham, 12 December 2017

Fee: £60 (£50 for FPC Membership)

Overview: This one day course will enable perioperative care practitioners (PCPs) and surgical first assistants (SFAs) to improve their intra-operative performance and help them observe and rate intra-operative non-technical skills. You will recognise the importance of non-technical skills of all team members during operative surgery Discuss the underlying principles of the non-technical skills which underpin good surgical performance as it relates to scrub practitioners, surgical first assistants, surgical care practitioners Identify and rate these cognitive and social skills using a taxonomy of behaviour.

Surgical Anatomy Study Day for Perioperative Practitioners (Principles of Surgical Anatomy)

Birmingham, 6 March 2018

Fee: £120 (£100 for FPC Membership)

Overview: This Study Day, entitled 'Principles of Surgical Anatomy', is especially designed for Perioperative Practitioners. The day aims to provide an introduction to principles of surgical anatomy as well as an overview of the structure of the body as a whole, as a basis for further study. The course will consist of short, illustrated introductory talks using case studies, followed by interactive, cadaveric demonstrations, taught by experienced tutors. These sessions will place a particular emphasis on demonstrating the form and relationships of structures of surgical significance in three-dimensions.


The RCSEd Triennial Conference 'The Modern Surgical Team: the Future of Surgery' 

Edinburgh, 22-23 March 2018


'The Modern Surgical Team: the Future of Surgery' is for everyone who is involved in surgical practice, care and delivery. It will examine major themes that affect everyone who works as part of the surgical team, addressing important questions, such as: What will the surgical workforce look like in the future?
What is the answer to the NHS staffing crisis? What role will perioperative practitioners play in the future of surgical team and what impact will this have on surgical training?