We understand that this is a familiar story for many perioperative physicians. Every clinician strives for the best outcomes for their patients but local infrastructures do not always enable us to deliver this every time. We believe that all of the skills and individual roles required for the effective delivery of more integrated perioperative care already exist within the NHS. Our challenge now is to organise these individuals and skills into sustainable perioperative medicine teams.
To see what good perioperative care can look like, please watch our animated film and follow our patient ‘Doug’ along his surgical pathway:
Please use this resource to start conversations locally on the future delivery of perioperative medicine in your Trust and share local reactions and views with us.
Contcat us with any comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to receive a copy of the animation on USB, please contact Mrs Mandie Kelly confirming which file format you require.