Surgical Care practitioners are experienced and registered healthcare professionals who have undertaken specialist training following a curriculum devised and accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons. The objective of the role is to support the service needs of healthcare organisations and to facilitate opportunities of doctors in training.

Many aspects of a junior doctor’s role can be carried out by an SCP, freeing them up to exploit other training opportunities. Surgical Care Practitioners offer continuity to organisations allowing SCP’s to make  more advanced contributions in areas such as surgery and clinics benefiting both colleagues and patients. It is important that such a group has a clear identity and is supported as it grows. There is a real need for individuals and organisations to be able to access information which gives clarity to who we are and what we do.

The remit of the role extends the boundaries and responsibilities normally associated with practitioners from a nursing and Allied Healthcare background, such as Operating Department Practitioners and Physiotherapists. Surgical Care Practitioners offer organisations the flexibility to adapt to a changing healthcare environment while maintaining the delivery of high standards of patient care.

Aims of the Website

  • The creation of an area for Surgical Care Practitioners and anyone interested in the role to explore.
  • To forge links to other important groups such as the Royal College of Surgeons and those Royal Colleges which represent the individual surgical specialities as well as AfPP and the Perioperative Care Collaborative.
  • To give a forum to practitioners from all specialities to exchange ideas and shape our development
  • To ensure important information about our profession is disseminated to members
  • To give clarity and a unified message to individuals and organisations wishing to gain a greater understanding of the Surgical Care Practitioner role 

Surgical Care practitioners are experienced and registered healthcare professionals who have undertaken specialist training following a curriculum devised and accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons. The objective of the role is to support the service needs of healthcare organisations and to facilitate opportunities of doctors in training.

Many aspects of a junior doctor’s role can be carried out by an SCP, freeing them up to exploit other training opportunities. Surgical Care Practitioners offer continuity to organisations allowing SCP’s to make  more advanced contributions in areas such as surgery and clinics benefiting both colleagues and patients. It is important that such a group has a clear identity and is supported as it grows. There is a real need for individuals and organisations to be able to access information which gives clarity to who we are and what we do.

The remit of the role extends the boundaries and responsibilities normally associated with practitioners from a nursing and Allied Healthcare background, such as Operating Department Practitioners and Physiotherapists. Surgical Care Practitioners offer organisations the flexibility to adapt to a changing healthcare environment while maintaining the delivery of high standards of patient care.