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ODPs invited to have say in future of perioperative workforce

Released on - 12/01/2018

ODPs invited to have say in future of perioperative workforce

Operating Department Practitioners are invited to an AfPP-led focus group on Friday 23 February in Newcastle as part of a project exploring the future shape of the perioperative team.

Mr Brian Smith, non-elected Trustee, is leading AfPP in an exciting project that looks at the future roles within the perioperative workforce. The project complements work by NHS England, the College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), Skills for Health (ODP Apprenticeship) and others, and aims to gather practitioners’ views on how the ODP role might be developed alongside the rise in demand for perioperative services.

The first phase of the project invites ODPs to participate in a focus group: a relaxed and informal gathering of 10-15 practitioner-participants where an AfPP team will facilitate discussion relating to the development of the ODP role.

Themes for discussion will include current roles and duties of the ODP, staff training, service needs, advancing roles and career aspirations, and rewards and recognition in practice. Feedback will not only help AfPP to better support ODPs but will play a part in influencing the future of the role.

Those wishing to participate can contact Stephanie Oates on 01423 882968 or stephanie.oates@afpporg.uk for more information. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Date:  Friday 23 February 2018

Time:  12.30pm (1.5 hour session max.)

Address:

Beckwith Suite

Premier Meetings Newcastle Quayside

Lombard Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 3AE

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