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CPOC National No Smoking Day 2024

13 March 2024 4:38pm

The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) supports National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March 2024 and is excited to launch a brand-new infographic on the impact of smoking in the perioperative setting.


The Faculty of Perioperative Care 9th Annual Conference Round-Up

31 October 2023 3:46pm

The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) held its 9th Annual Conference on the 7 October in Birmingham. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘The Role of the Extended Surgical Team in the Digital World’’ with speakers covering a wide range of topics including robotics in surgery and the enhancement of extended team roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The FPC 9th Annual Conference 2023

12 September 2023 1:58pm

The Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) 9th Annual Conference is just a few weeks away! With a line-up of influential speakers and a programme packed with a vast range of topics in the field of perioperative care, this Conference is open to all multidisciplinary team members to attend on 7 October in Birmingham.


Mike Kay: The need for an ethical educated practitioner, working in the Surgical Care Practitioner role

5 September 2023 11:30am

The Faculty of Perioperative Care seeks to support practitioners working as part of the extended surgical team in a variety of ways. Educational and developmental opportunities number amongst these endeavours and those readers who have attended the annual conference will know that the poster abstract competition is an ongoing commitment by the Faculty to the development of beginning researchers. The publication of this paper is an example of the Faculty supporting a practitioner’s professional development.


Meet the Sponsors for the 9th FPC Annual Conference 2023

24 August 2023 10:44am

The Faculty is pleased to introduce two leading organisations within the medical industry, Alldoq and Inovus Medical as gold sponsors of the 9th Annual FPC Conference.


Association of Surgical Care Practitioners Inaugural Conference 2023

27 July 2023 10:38am

The 22nd April, Manchester, saw the inaugural Association of Surgical Care Practitioners (AoSCP) conference take place. Hosted by Edge Hill University (EHU) at their St James’ building centre, based in the city centre, with Surgical Care Practitioners (SCP) journeying from around the UK to attend.

The Faculty had the opportunity to exhibit at the event and speak with delegates about the benefits of being a member of FPC.


Surgical Royal Colleges Bolster Support for SCPs with Launch of Register

26 July 2023 4:43pm

A register that will allow Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) to demonstrate they are appropriately qualified has been launched by the UK’s two leading surgical Royal Colleges.


Stephanie Hayward Receives Academic Award

26 July 2023 2:47pm

Stephanie Hayward had the honour of receiving an award from the Faculty in recognition of outstanding academic achievement upon graduating from the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Surgical Care (Abdominal, Pelvic and General Surgery) programme at the University of Plymouth.


The eLogbook and the Extended Surgical Team

13 April 2023 1:03pm

Surgical training has evolved over the years, but the pace of change accelerated in the 1990s. The publication, in 1993, of the Calman report on specialist medical training, shortened surgical training to six years. Prior to this, surgical training had been deemed to be complete three years after appointment as a senior registrar, a post which often took many years to achieve.


The FPC 8th Annual Conference: The Co-Convenors' Report

28 November 2022 10:04am

Held for the first time at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh campus in Surgeons’ Quarter Edinburgh, and with sponsorship from both Simendo and LaproSurge, the conference team had hoped to attract delegates who might, in the past have found the journey to the College’s Birmingham offices difficult. As it was, the weather conditions caused significant travel problems for all concerned. One intrepid team of Surgical Care Practitioners from the Essex Cardiac Centre reached Newcastle where all trains were stopping and hired a car, so determined were they to attend the conference and there were stories of similar adventures from delegates and speakers alike.