The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has opened up membership to roles within the surgical care team, including Surgical Care Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
These roles and others will be able to access a wide range of benefits including a discount on CPD courses and access to a regional support network. There is a 50% discount on membership fees within the first year.
In addition, the RCS has launched new guidance on best practice use of the surgical care team. The guidance:
Sets out distinct extended roles; outlines competencies, training and clear routes of entry.
Provides guidance on how to lead a surgical care team as well as recommendations and resources for clinical governance arrangements.
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