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Perioperative care for the future of surgery beyond the pandemic

Start 6:00 PM
End 7:00 PM
  • Free

Event Overview

Perioperative care is all aspects of multi-disciplinary care from the moment an operation is contemplated until full recovery at home. This includes Shared Decision Making, preparation for surgery and prehabilitation, education, clear guidance and trans-disciplinary working. Our evidence shows this approach halves complications and improves efficiency. 

Join us at 6pm on Thursday 18 February to hear from Dr David Selwyn, Consultant Anaesthetist and Director at the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC), Lawrence Mudford, Patient representative, Dr Jugdeep Dhesi, Consultant Geriatrician and Deputy Director at CPOC, Mrs Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RCS England Council member and Deputy Director at CPOC and Dr Louise Bates, Consultant Anaesthetist. 

They will be discussing perioperative care with a particular focus on the new green paper from the CPOC that is set to highlight how to achieve excellence in each part of perioperative care to improve surgery for the future. 

Why should you tune in?

  • Learn what perioperative care actually is and what role it has in surgical services.
  • Receive practical tips on how to support postponed patients to improve outcomes.
  • Discuss what perioperative care has looked like during the pandemic.
  • Find out more about the green paper produced by CPOC on how to achieve excellence in each part of perioperative care.

Please get in touch with our events team with any questions or further topics you would like to be discussed during this session. 

For those unable to join the livestream on Thursday, the recording will be made available on our RCS England webinar page.

Further resources

  • Please see the Centre for Perioperative Care website with resources for patients and professionals.
  • Doctors and surgeons in training are invited to join the FREE perioperative care training group.
  • There is advice on motivational interviewing in a one-minute consultation on Moving Medicine.
  • Download our guidance for Recovery of Surgical Services to help handle the backlog of surgical work being created by the outbreak. In the coming weeks we will be launching a series of tools to support this guidance, stay tuned!
  • Our Confidential Support & Advice Service now has a 24/7 helpline for emotional support. Please make sure you are looking after yourselves, and know that we are here for you.
  • Are you currently working out of scope? We have picked out key parts of our learning catalogue that will help support those stepping into new roles or returning to healthcare on the front line.
  • Read our good practice guide that provides you with recommendations on adapting surgical services, working in extended scope of practice, caring for end-of-life patients and protecting the workforce.

Additional Information

Please note that the RCS England Webinar and Events programme is subject to change. In the event that we are unable to run a session we will endeavor to notify all participants in a timely fashion and where possible offer a suitable alternative.

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