A multidisciplinary collaboration
CPOC is comprised of healthcare professional organisations committed to the promotion and development of perioperative care in the NHS. You can read more below about each of the partners that make up CPOC, and visit their individual websites.
The RCoA is the third largest medical Royal College in the UK by membership and is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the UK. Anaesthetists are the UK's largest hospital specialty; 16% of all hospital consultants are anaesthetists and over two-thirds of hospital in-patients will see an anaesthetist.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance patient care. The RCS supports over 25,000 members in the UK and internationally by improving their skills and knowledge, facilitating research and developing policy and guidance.
The RCP is a patient-centred and clinically led organisation whose core mission is to improve patient care and reduce illness. The RCP vision is for everyone to have the best possible health and healthcare, which it takes forward as the leading body for physicians in the UK and internationally.
The RCN is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body, representing more than 435,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and nursing support workers in the UK and internationally. It is both a professional body, carrying out work on nursing standards, education and practice, and a trade union, whose members work in a range of health care specialties and settings in the NHS and independent sectors.
The RCGP is the membership body for over 50,000 general practitioners in the UK. Its purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice. The RCGP supports GPs through all stages of their career, from medical students considering general practice, through to training, qualified years and retirement.
The Association of Anaesthetists represents the medical and political views of over 10,000 anaesthetists in the UK, Ireland and internationally. As well as supporting its members, the Association aims to advance and improve patient care and safety in the field of anaesthesia, and promote and support education, science and research in anaesthesia and its allied specialties.
Founded in 1996 and now with about 19,000 members in the UK and internationally, the RCPCH plays a major role in postgraduate medical education, professional standards, research and policy. Their vision is a healthier future for children and young people across the world.
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