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Faculty of Perioperative Care’s Annual Conference 2019

21 June 2019 3:45pm

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This year's annual conference focuses on The Perioperative Practitioner: Reshaping the Surgical Team: Integration of the Non-Medical Practitioner into Surgery. 

There will be interactive pre-conference workshops held on Friday 8 November exploring challenges faced in practice.  


Friday 8 November 2019 AM: Surgical Assistance Workshop: "Tasks and Responsibilities"

Led by Mrs Susan Hall, Senior Lecturer, Surgical Care Practice, Anglia Ruskin, the morning session will explore some of the challenges faced in practice by non-medical surgical assistants. The workshop will host surgeons, practitioners (SFAs and SCPs) also address the other group practitioners (ACPs, PAs) who may assist in theatre. Presentations will be given from leaders in the field, Dr Claire Macaulay, Director of NIDUS Communications, will deliver a talk on "Whose responsibility is it anyway?" This forum will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to share some of the difficulties they experience in practice.   


Friday 8 November 2019 PM: "Improving Patient Safety for the surgical team" interactive workshop

This afternoon session convened by Mr Simon Paterson-Brown, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is for all members of the surgical team, whether in the operating theatre, wards or outpatient departments. It will involve an update of current healthcare delivery in the UK and data around expected outcomes and adverse events. It will explore how and why good teams achieve better outcomes than poorer teams, using video scenarios, small groups’ discussions and interactive voting.  

Following the afternoon session, The FCP would like to invite you to the drink’s reception for an informal chance to network and share thoughts on the day’s discussions.

Saturday 9 November 2019 - 5th Annual Conference 

 The Perioperative Practitioner: Reshaping the Surgical Team: Integration of the Non-Medical Practitioner into Surgery

The Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2019 will incorporate all non-medical practitioner roles in surgery. The two-day event will cover specific areas of practice relating to the more established roles i.e. SCP and SFA, but in addition will address the contributions made by the more recent appointments of Physician Associates (PA) and Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) in surgery.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include:

  • Clare Sutherland, Senior Professional Advisor and Corporate Lead for Advanced Practice, Derby NHS Trust
  • Norman Briffa, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Teresa Hardcastle, Senior Lecturer Dept of Allied Health Professionals, Edgehill University
  • Andrew Dickinson, Consultant Urologist University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 

The conference is open to all perioperative practitioners, as well as surgeons who work closely with advanced practitioners (e.g. surgical care practitioners, surgical first assistants, Physician Associates,) and have an interest in the future of the surgical team.

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