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).

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?

Perioperative Key Skills Course

Edinburgh, 20 April 2018

Fee: £110 (£95 for Affiliates of FPC)

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.

Basic Surgical Skills (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh, 24-25 May 2018

Fee: £585.00 (Fee for FPC Affiliates of FPC: £550)

This two day course, aimed at SCPs, FY1 and above, is designed to instil core surgical skills at the very start of a surgeon's training by teaching the correct basic techniques. These courses are run from our Surgical Skills Centre in Edinburgh eight times per year, and also from centres in Dundee, Nottingham and overseas. 


Perioperative Care Practitioners Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (PINTS)

Birmingham, 1 June 2018

Fee: £60 (£50 for Affiliates of FPC)

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 behaviours.