Eligibility for Associate (Surgical Care Team) Membership
If you have any questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact our membership support team.
|Surgical Care Practitioners
Completion of a two year programme at masters level, accredited by the RCS – comprising of both taught and practical elements.
Registration as a healthcare professional e.g. nurse, operating department practitioner.
Surgical first assistant
Successful completion of a nationally recognised programme of study. There are two training routes:
Registration as a healthcare professional (e.g. nurse, operating department practitioner)
Successful completion of a nationally recognised physician associate programme, including those accredited by:
or by one of its predecessor agencies:
Have passed the Physician Associate National Certifying Examination (PANCE) administered by:
|Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Successful completion of Master’s degree in advanced practice.
Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Currently working in a surgical care role.
|Advanced Clinical Practitioners
Applicants must be a registered nurse, midwife, SCPHN, health visitor, physiotherapist or pharmacist, or paramedic educated to at least degree level.
Practitioners must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or General Practitioners Committee (GPC).
ANDCurrently working in a surgical care role.