About Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Medicine is a Royal Collage of Anaesthetists collaborative programme that aims to improve the short-term safety and long-term effectiveness of surgical treatments by the delivery of multi-disciplinary integrated medical care before, during, and after surgery from contemplation to full recovery.

Patients are at the centre of Perioperative Medicine and should be empowered to fully participate in their own healthcare choices, making well-informed decisions about all aspects of their care. Anaesthesia is central to the delivery of safe and effective perioperative care. Perioperative Medicine is a strategy to work with other healthcare professionals to promote this philosophy.