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Save the Date - FPC Annual Conference 2018

22 March 2018 9:39am

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Save the date for the fourth Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) Annual Conference, to be held in Birmingham on 3 November 2018.

The theme of this year's conference is The Perioperative Practitioner: Working Within One's Scope of Practice. 

Keep an eye on the website for more information over the coming months. We look forward to seeing you there!

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


FPC courses running this year include:

Perioperative Care Practitioners Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (PINTS)

Birmingham, 1 June 2018

Fee: £60 (£50 for FPC Membership)

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.

Basic Surgical Skills (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh, 4-5 September 2018

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

Birmingham, 2 November 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.)

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.