Useful links and resources for all things perioperative


The British Geriatric Society have a special interest group

Proactive Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) which feature regularly on the BGS blog and can also be found at their website:

POPS Resources:
The Guy’s and St Thomas’s POPS team have produced an excellent set of resources on the perioperative care of the older patient.

These include guidelines on anticoagulation, cardiac assessment and diabetes alongside a useful selection of assessment proformas used by the POPs team at GSTT.


A leading source of high value medical discussion.

TopMedTalk for the latest medical news surrounding Anaesthesia, Perioperative Care and Enhanced Recovery. Live updates from conferences; Journal Club; Techno Talk and Hot-Topic podcasts. Continuing Medical Education (CME) on the go.

Association of Surgeons in Training

A fantastic resource for surgeons in training.

The Association was originally established in 1976 and is the second largest surgical specialty association in the UK with over 2,700 members, from all ten surgical specialties. ASiT membership costs just £40 when a medical student or £60 otherwise, serving the needs of trainees through training courses, grants, prizes and fellowships.

Journal Blog

The Royal Free Hospital London are producing a weekly summary of their in house journal club. This excellent initiative is produced by trainees and should form the model for other local journal clubs.

Other useful resources include:
The Bottom Line: summaries of ICM, EM and perioperative medicine research

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) ChecklistsTrisha Greenhalgh’s “How to Read a Paper” series

EBPOM 2018: TRIPOM Breakout

EBPOM is a not for profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence based medicine to perioperative care.

EBPOM organises a series of UK and International conferences and meetings that are at the centre of modern perioperative medicine.

The EBPOM website contains multiple useful resources in perioperative medicine, as well as links to future meetings and conferences. TRIPOM launched at the 2017 EBPOM conference.

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