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).

Print a copy of the 2018 courses flyer to share with your colleagues.


AfPP Residential Conference 2018 (External FPC Partner Event)

University of York, 9-12 August 2018

To celebrate 60 years since AfPP founder Daisy Ayris was first inspired to establish the organisation during her visit to The Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) in the US, the AfPP Residential Conference 2018 is open to all. The event offers the opportunity to meet with like-minded clinicians from across the multidisciplinary team whilst accessing CPD-accredited education.

Book now for an early bird discount until 31 July 2018!

Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2018
The Perioperative Practitioner: Working within One's Scope of Practice

Birmingham, 3 November 2018

Basic Surgical Skills (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh, 4-5 September 2018 - 12 CPD points

Fee: £585 (£550 for RCSEd Members/Affiliates)

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. 

Leadership and Development for Perioperative Practitioners

Birmingham, 2 November 2018 - 3 CPD points

Discount available to those attending the Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2018

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. (This course has been accredited by the AfPP Education Reference Group.)

The Extended Surgical Team in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Birmingham, 2 November 2018 - 2 CPD points

Free to those attending the Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2018

This short course will be delivered in a series of lectures. At the end of this course delegates will have an understanding of SCP training, relevant anatomy, training in the specialty, assessment and career progress.

Perioperative Key Skills Course


Basic surgical skills are fundamental to the practice of safe surgery. The surgical assistant is an extremely important member of the operating team who needs to be familiar with the basic procedures in open and laparoscopic surgery as well as the dynamics of the theatre environment.