A University of Plymouth academic has been awarded Fellowship to the Faculty of Perioperative Care by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
Toby is one of only eight people to have ever received the award, which is decided upon by the Faculty Executive but needs approval by RCSEd Awards Committee, and given to individuals excelling in areas of teaching, clinical supervision and/or research.
Surgical care practitioners are established members of the surgery team within healthcare organisations. These practitioners have responsibilities across the patient’s surgical pathway, from preoperative history taking and clinical assessment, to assisting the surgeon in theatres performing delegated parts of the operation, to supporting the management of patients postoperatively.
The University’s Surgical Care Practitioner programmes have been specifically developed to enable health professionals to become a competent Surgical Care Practitioner in one of three specialist pathways over a two year full time programme.