COVID-19 : The value of the advanced practitioner in the surgical team

6th May 2020


This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The modern Surgical Team : incorporation of the Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP), Physician Associate (PA) and other Advanced Practitioner groups.
  • The impact on trainee SCPs : Covid 19 MSc Surgical Practice survey
  • The advanced practitioner working to the level of a ST3 trainee across the specialties of Cardiothoracic, Orthopaedic and General Surgery
  • Redeployment to other clinical areas e.g. critical care, surgical rotas, during a crisis.


Ms Jenny Abraham

Jenny is an experienced registered nurse who trained as a Surgical Care Practitioner in 2006 and currently leads a team of 14 ACP’S and SCPs in general surgery at UHCW, Coventry. She has been awarded a member of the Faculty of Perioperative Care at RCS Edinburgh and is a member of the faculty advisory board.


Dr. Bhuvaneswari Bibleraaj

Dr. Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for MSc Surgical Practice at Edgehill university and Senior Surgical Care Practitioner at Wythenshawe hospital. National Institute of Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


Prof. Robin Paton

Professor Robin Paton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (with a special interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics) and is based at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. He holds an honorary chair at UCLAN and was awarded the King James IV Professorship in 2016. He has active involvement in the Intercollegiate and International FRCS (T & O) examinations, undergraduate/postgraduate education and research. A Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, he has twice been voted the North West of England, Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year.


Mr Charles Auld

Charles Auld is Lead for the Faculty of Perioperative Care RCSEd. Consultant General Surgeon Dumfries and Galloway (retired). Previously served as member of Council, Chair of SSB General Surgery RCSEd and also served as a member of Council ASGBI and committee member of the SAC in General Surgery.



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