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Surgical care practitioner

Advanced non-medical roles within surgery and their engagement with assistive health technologies

The origins of the SCP role date back to 1989, when a nurse from Oxford travelled to the USA for a 6-month period to observe and undertake training, similar to that of a physician assistant (Holmes,...

Surgical care practitioners: an audit across the surgical specialties

Surgical care practitioners (SCPs) are permanent members of the surgical team and therefore maintain service provision and provide continuity of care to the patient (Nicholas, 2010). According to the...

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