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Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2018

Birmingham, Saturday 3 November 2018

Growing on the success of previous years, our Faculty of Perioperative Care's (FPC) fourth annual conference will take place in Birmingham on Saturday 3 November 2018 on the theme 'The Perioperative Practitioner: Working Within One's Scope of Practice'. In addition this year the Faculty is delighted to be offering conference delegates, the opportunity the day prior to the conference, to attend for free / discounted rate the following bespoke courses for perioperative practitioners:

The Faculty of Perioperative Care's Conference is for all those with an interest in the future surgical team, including surgical care practitioners, surgical first assistants, as well as surgeons who work closely with advanced practitioners. This conference will address important topics such as competency assessment and appraisal for surgical care practitioners (SCPs) and surgical first assistants (SFAs), provide an update on share decision-making and informed consent, as well as providing the results of a UK wide surgical assistant project.

5 hours of CPD available.

Confirmed conference speakers include:
  • Ms Jenny Abraham, Surgical Care Practitioner, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Mr Charles Auld, Council Member and Lead for Faculty of Perioperative Care RCSEd (Co-Convenor)
  • Ms Tara Bartley (OBE) Advanced Clinical Practice Lead, Cardiac Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Mr Tim Graham, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham, Council Member, RCSEd
  • Mrs Susan Hall, Senior Lecturer, Surgical Care Practice, Anglia Ruskin University (Co-Convenor)
  • Ms Alice Hartley, Chair of RCSEd's #LetsRemoveIt Anti-Bullying and Undermining Campaign
  • Ms Julie Quick, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University
  • Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President RCSEd
  • Mr Michael Lewis, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Mr Richard Montgomery, Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital
  • Mr Pala Rajesh, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon ,Lead RISP RCSEd
  • Ms Belinda Robertson-Smith, Surgical Care Practitioner, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • Mr John Stirling, NORS Workforce Transformation Project Lead, Edinburgh
Key topics Include:
  • SFA Education: The Past, Present and the Future
  • The Surgical First Assistant: Competency Assessment and Appraisal
  • Surgical Assistance in the UK: How Good is it and what is the Relationship to Specialty and Training?
  • New Patterns of Working: Building an ANP/SCP Led Service in Cardiac Surgery
  • How Can SCPs Benefit Training of Surgical Trainees in Orthopaedics
  • Undermining and Bullying: Its Effect on the Patient, the Professionals and the Team
  • Good Medical Practice as it applies to the Extended Surgical Team
  • Update on Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent
  • The Established SCP: How Should One be Assessed and the Requirement for Appraisal


Download the programme here


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