Event Details - The Perioperative Practitioner: Reshaping the Surgical Team

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

The Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2019 programme is designed to incorporate all non-medical practitioner roles in surgery. Although an ambitious venture, the 2 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 among others:

  • 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

Target Audience

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.

Relevant Grades

Consultant, Surgical First Assistant (SFA), Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) , Advanced Care Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP), Physician Associates (PA)

Aims & Objectives

The conference will be an opportunity to update delegates on education activities and the development of speciality based curriculae as well as opportunities for career progression, and response to the Medical Associate Professionals (MAP) document. The importance of risk assessment of the patient as well as auditing the practice of the practitioner will also be delivered.

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for non medical practitioners and surgeons to network and build on the success of the previous annual meetings.


Mr Charles D Auld FRCSEd, RCSEd Lead for the Faculty of Perioperative Care and Ms Susan Hall, Senior Lecturer in Surgical Care Practice, Anglia Ruskin University.


Course Fee for FPC Members: £80.00

Course Fee for FPC Affiliates: £80.00

Course Fee: £90.00 

Visit the Faculty of Perioperative Care site to find out more.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Laura Whytock, The Education Department

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406

Email: l.whytock@rcsed.ac.uk