What is CPOC and why now?
Clearly almost all organisations and healthcare systems are under pressure and something needs to change. For this reason, in May this year, the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) was created and hosted by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). This is a joint venture with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association of Anaesthetists, with a mandate to deliver transformation change across our surgical pathways. I am incredibly proud to have been appointed as CPOC’s inaugural director and believe working together, across our different specialties, we can make real improvements for our patients on their surgical journey and for ourselves in our organisation of traditional surgical pathways.
- General Surgery