Surgical Care Team Guidance
Our surgical care team guidance aims to help employers, surgeons and other healthcare professionals develop models of care that utilise the surgical care team in a consistent manner. It sets out distinct extended roles within the surgical team, and outlines competencies, training and clear routes of entry into these roles. The ultimate aim of this work is to enhance the quality of patient care, patient experience and patient safety, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of services, and to support the quality and experience of surgical training.
Read the guidance
You can read the Surgical Care Team Guidance Framework below. You can also access templates and resources for the clinical governance arrangements that help support a flexible modelling of the surgical care team that meets local needs.
Templates and supporting resources
The templates and resources below are for hospitals to use and adapt as appropriate.
Business case template (editable PDF)
Surgical care team practitioner - job description template (editable PDF)
Surgical care team practitioner - practice plan template (editable PDF)
In addition to new guidance, we have launched a new membership category for members of the surgical care team. There are a wealth of benefits on offer for these roles and we are offering an introductory 50% discount on membership fees. Read more.