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).

Examinations run by the Faculty can be found here.

Leadership and Development for Perioperative Practitioners

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6 February 2020. RCSEd, Birmingham – 4 hours CPD points

This course is aimed at SCPs, SFAs, Trainee SCP or SFAs, Nurse's and ODP's. This course will help participants to develop self-awareness of their learning styles, individual strengths and development needs. It will also discuss service improvement including writing business cases and discuss areas such as time management and work life balance.

Perioperative Care Practitioners Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (PINTS)

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7 February 2020. RCSEd, Birmingham – 6 hours CPD points

Perioperative care practitioners (PCPs) and surgical first assistants (SFAs) can improve their intra-operative performance and help them observe and rate intra-operative non-technical skills on this course. You will recognise the importance of non-technical skills of all team members during operative surgery; discuss the underlying principles of non-technical skills; and identify and rate these skills.

SAVE THE DATE! The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh President, S Michael Griffin OBE, will lead the College flagship Triennial Conference on 4 & 5 June 2020. The Conference is for everyone who is involved with dental, surgical care and delivery. Register your interest at and look out for more information coming soon!

MSc Surgical Care Practitioner Programme


The MSc Surgical Care Practitioner programme is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and designed to expand your practical skills to assist with complex surgical procedures, manage patients intraoperatively and be responsible for pre-operative and post-operative outpatient clinics.  Delivered at University of Plymouth, the Surgical Care Practitioner programmes have been specifically developed to enable you to become a competent Surgical Care Practitioner in one of three specialist pathways over a two year full time programme.

 You will develop your professional experience and specialist knowledge with a blended learning approach which mixes taught sessions at the Plymouth campus with practical experience in a direct clinical practice setting. 

 The key features, course details and how to apply can be found on the website