Proactive Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS) which feature regularly on the BGS blog and can also be found at their homepage
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.
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 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 this year’s EBPOM conference.
The UCL Institute of Perioperative Medicine is directed by Dr David Walker.
University College London Masters degree in Perioperative Medicine
UCL run an innovative distance learning Masters in Perioperative Medicine, summarised here:
An international Teaching faculty have produced a state of the art curriculum which covers the span of perioperative medicine topics. For more information go to:
The UCL surgical outcomes research centre is a fantastic resource targeted at using measurement to improve quality in perioperative health care. SOuRCe offers a series of fellowships in quality improvement and measurement that can lead to the attainment of a higher research degree.
PRISM produced by Dr Maria Chazapis of SOuRCe has excellent educational resources in quality improvement methodology, including RCOA curriculum linked introductory modules in improvement science.