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The Faculty of Perioperative Care

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Membership of the Faculty of Perioperative Care (FPC) is open to all perioperative practitioners in an extended and/or advanced role in the UK, including Surgical Care Practitioners (SCP) and Surgical First Assistants (SFA), and those with similar job titles e.g. formerly Advanced Scrub Practitioners and Physician Associates.  It is a condition of joining the Faculty that you are in good standing with your regulatory authority. 

There are four levels of membership - Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow.  Fellowship is currently by invitation only. 

Full Faculty Members can use the postnominals MFPCEd upon being conferred at one of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s prestigious diploma ceremonies.

Please see application criteria for each category and the application form and guidance notes downloadable below. 

The application form and the associated documents requested below should be emailed to FPC@rcsed.ac.uk or sent to The Faculty of Perioperative Care, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW. 


How to Apply

Affiliate 

To apply to be an Affiliate of the FPC you should be a perioperative practitioner in the UK.  This includes SCPs, SFAs, Advanced Scrub Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physician Associates, Transplant Co-ordinators and those in similar roles.  Trainees who meet the entry requirements are also welcome to apply. 

Please submit:

  • A completed application form. 
  • A letter/email of support from your employing organisation/educational establishment confirming that you are working/training in a perioperative role.
  • A one or two page CV.
 Associate 

To apply to be an Associate of the FPC you should an SFA (or equivalent), however, application is open to all perioperative practitioners in the UK who can satisfy the evidence requirements.

 Please submit:

  • A completed application form. 
  • A letter/email of support from your employing organisation confirming that you are working in a perioperative role.
  • Evidence to satisfy the requirements of the Knowledge, Technical Skills and Non-Technical Skills domains in the Professional Experience section of the application form.
Member

To apply be a Member of the FPC you should be an SCP (or equivalent), however, application is open to all perioperative practitioners in the UK who can satisfy the evidence requirements.

Please submit:

  • A completed application form. 
  • A letter/email of support from your employing organisation confirming that you are working in a perioperative role.
  • Evidence to satisfy the requirements of the Knowledge, Technical Skills, Non-Technical Skills, Leadership and Audit/Research domains in the Professional Experience section of the application form.

Subscription Rates

  One off Election Fee Annual Fee Discounted Annual Fee*
Affiliate n/a £50 £40/£25**
Associate n/a £80 £70
Member £50 £120 £100


*Discounted annual fee is available to Members of the AfPP in good standing. 

**Discounted annual fee is available to trainees.


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