Useful Links

Some useful links for you in the world of perioperative care

These links are external to CPOC and we are not responsible for any content therein, but we flag them to you here as a matter of interest. If you have any links you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Association for Perioperative Practice

AfPP has been supporting theatre nurses, ODPs, HCAs and all those working in and around operating departments for over 50 years, setting standards and guidance on best practice.

Click here to visit the AfPP website.

British Geriatrics Society

The British Geriatrics Society is the membership association for professionals specialising in the healthcare of older people across the UK. Founded in 1947, it now has over 3,900 members and is the only Society in the UK offering specialist expertise in the wide range of healthcare needs of older people.

Click here to visit the BGS website.

College of Operating Department Practitioners
UNISON Healthcare

The College of Operating Department Practitioners is the professional body for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) – ODPs are registered Allied Health Professionals and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Click here to visit the CODP website.

Diabetes UK

The vision of Diabetes UK is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes UK are a charity leading the fight against the UK's biggest and growing health crisis. And it's a fight that involves us all – sharing knowledge and taking on diabetes together.

Click here to visit the Diabetes UK website.

Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine

EBPOM is a not-for-profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence based medicine to perioperative care. Its aim is to improve the outcome of patients undergoing surgery, through creating a forum for research development, practical acquisition of essential skills and dissemination of evidence based perioperative knowledge.

Click here to visit the EBPOM website.

ERAS Society
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

The mission of the ERAS Society is to develop perioperative care and to improve recovery through research, education, audit and implementation of evidence-based practice. 

Click here to visit the ERAS Society website.

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of Intensive Care Medicine doctors and practitioners in the UK.

Click here to visit the FICM website.

Faculty of Pain Medicine
Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and continuing professional development of specialist medical practitioners in the management of pain in the UK.

Click here to visit the FPM website.

Faculty of Perioperative Care
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) and Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) are an integral part of the modern surgical workforce. The aim of the Faculty of Perioperative Care is to offer support and career development opportunities for practitioners in this field, with regards to education, training and the setting of RCSEd-accredited standards. 

Click here to visit the FPC website.

NHS Enhanced Recovery

Enhanced recovery is a modern evidence-based approach that helps people recover more quickly after having major surgery. Many hospitals – although not all – have enhanced recovery programmes in place, and it's now seen as standard practice following surgery for many procedures.

Click here to visit the NHS Enhanced Recovery pages.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

PALS offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers. You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.

Click here for the PALS website.

Patients Association

The Patients Association is an independent patient charity campaigning for improvements in health and social care for patients. Uniquely for an organisation with a remit covering all health and care issues, they work with patients directly and support thousands of people each year with their concerns and queries about the health and social care system. 

Click here to visit the Patients Association website.

Perioperative Exercise Testing & Training Society

POETTS evolved from the National Perioperative CPET meeting which has been held annually in London since 2008. POETTS promote standardised practice, deliver training and education in exercise testing and to promote the development, conduct and dissemination of audit, quality improvement and research. The society also aims to develop consensus guidelines to guide practice in perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (PCPET).

Click here to visit the POETTS website.

Proactive Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS)
Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The POPS team is an award-winning service and the first of its kind in the UK. It started in 2003 and has rapidly become an essential surgical support service. It is recognised locally and nationally as being of high quality, innovative and clinically effective. POPS look after older, complex patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery.

Click here for more information on POPS.

Trainees with an Interest in Perioperative Medicine

TRIPOM is an educational collaborative run by and for trainees and all other professionals who come into contact with the surgical patient.

Click here to visit the TRIPOM website.

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