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New Managed Voluntary Register and Curriculum Framework for Surgical Care Practitioners

26 Oct 2022

RCSEd and RCS England unveil the joint initiative of the Managed Voluntary Register and Curriculum Framework for Surgical Care Practitioners

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons of England are delighted to unveil the Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) for Surgical Care Practitioners alongside the new SCP Curriculum Framework.

 A flagship initiative carried out between our two Colleges, with support from Health Education England, the MVR provides an opportunity for practising SCPs in the UK to demonstrate to their peers, employers, and patients that they are appropriately qualified and working to the standards expected by the two Royal Colleges by joining the official database for SCPs. For SCPs in training, joining the MVR demonstrates their commitment to professional development.

The new curriculum framework sets the clinical, technical, and professional standards expected of a professional practitioner working in this defined role of surgical care and will be adopted by UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in developing and delivering SCP postgraduate education programmes.

Both surgical colleges strongly support the position that SCPs should be regulated in the future by the General Medical Council (GMC), in line with the arrangements for other Medical Associate Professions (MAPs). With your help, the creation of the MVR will strengthen the case for statutory regulation. 

 This joint project enhances the recognition, support, and career development opportunities for SCPs by developing a revised and refreshed curriculum and establishing the MVR. 

 As a member benefit, eligible affiliates, members and fellows of the RCSEd Faculty of Perioperative Care and associate members of RCS England can now register with the MVR for free. Members of the Association of Surgical Care Practitioners can also benefit from free registration for a limited time. Find out more.


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