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About Perioperative Medicine

What is Perioperative Medicine?  

Perioperative Medicine is a new specialty created by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Perioperative medicine brings together healthcare professionals to improve postoperative outcomes and optimise a patient’s experience of their surgery. 

Royal College of Anaesthetics Perioperative Medicine Programme

Perioperative Medicine at York Teaching Hospital

Following a grant from the Health Foundation, we formally introduced a Perioperative Medicine Service at York Teaching Hospital in October 2015. The service is currently run by nine Consultant Anaesthetists and two Perioperative Medicine Nurse Specialists, however the wider team also involved the surgical team, ward team and allied health professionals. We work with patients before, during and after major surgery. The video below describes some of the innovative changes we have been making: