Submit a Proposal


CPOC is dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative care guidance. 

Submit a Guideline Proposal

CPOC produces guidance as an aid to support good practice in perioperative care, in line with our strategic themes;

  • improve quality of care
  • empower patients
  • support the workforce
  • influence policy
  • harness digital technology
  • lead on research and innovation.

These examples demonstrate the type of guidelines CPOC has/will publish in line with our aims for perioperative care

Guideline for Perioperative Care for People Living with Frailty Undergoing Elective and Emergency Surgery
CPOC, British Geriatrics Society

The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, has now published guidance for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway.

Find out more

Enhanced Perioperative Care

CPOC was commissioned by NHSE/I to develop guidance on Enhanced Perioperative Care that details a new level of care between ward and level 2/3 case. In the wake of COVID-19 this piece of guidance is extremely important to the maintenance of services in the wake of surge activity.

Diabetes Guideline

The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in partnership with Diabetes UK, has now published guidance for the care of people with diabetes undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway. Find the full guideline here


CPOC has been tasked by the NHS National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement with development of the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSIPPs). NatSSIPs were published in 2015 to support NHS hospitals to provide safer surgical care. 

Submit a Request for Endorsement or Support

The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) offers different levels of engagement and is keen to get involved in all types of perioperative projects. All requests for co-authorship, partnership, support or endorsement require you to fill out an application form. We regret we are unable to consider requests without this attachment. 

Endorsement is defined as formal badging with the CPOC logo or brand displayed on or in the final product and the provision of a CPOC statement confirming formal endorsement. 

For CPOC to endorse a publication, it requires that a named representative chosen by CPOC be involved in the development of the external organisation’s publication from the outset. This is usually via membership of a working party, and the representative must make it known to the external organisation that their role in the development of the publication involves representation of CPOC. CPOC representatives are expected to provide regular progress reports via their assigned CPOC Theme lead using the CPOC template. Reports will normally be received after key meetings and major developments, e.g. the release of a publication draft. CPOC reserves the right to withdraw its representative or decline to endorse a publication. The final publication must be approved by the CPOC Board (depending on timescales this may be via email), and the external organisation requesting endorsement will normally need to allow a minimum of four weeks for consultation, collation of comments and confirmation of endorsement.

CPOC will not endorse publications that have been developed without its involvement. In rare cases in which the document is particularly relevant to perioperative care, the CPOC Board  may make an exception. In these circumstances, endorsement may only be granted following a thorough review by two CPOC Board members, one of whom will be familiar with the subject matter area, who will make a recommendation on endorsement to the CPOC Board. 

Support denotes the CPOC’s public support of the publication, but the inclusion of a CPOC logo or brand will not be allowed in or on the final product, and there can be no reference to CPOC’s support in or on the document. However, CPOC’s ’ support can be noted in accompanying material or on websites, and CPOC will note its support for the document on its website. 

When a publication is developed by an external organisation without CPOC involvement but has relevance to the vision and strategic aims of CPOC, the CPOC Board may choose to support but not endorse it. Support will be granted after a thorough review by two CPOC Board members, one of whom will have expertise in the subject matter area, who will make a recommendation on support to the CPOC Board. 

Submit a Consultation Request

CPOC would like to provide feedback on your guidance and input from a perioperative care perspective. Please fill out the attached form below, this will be reviewed by the CPOC Executive and then feedback will be provided.

Please note:
The CPOC requires four weeks to assess guidance and provide a response. We will therefore be unable to meet deadlines of less than four weeks from the time of request. 

Please submit your guideline proposal application if you have a suggestion for our next topic