Welcome to the Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) for Surgical Care Practitioners hosted in partnership between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Surgical Care Practitioners (SCPs) are an integral part of the modern surgical workforce. SCPs work within multi-professional teams and are trained specifically to manage the surgical patient with a workplan combining intraoperative practice and perioperative care. They provide high quality surgical services that complement the medically trained workforce and undertake vital work in delivering safe patient-centered surgical care. Along with the other Medical Associate Professions (MAPs), the SCP plays an essential role in a multi-professional solution to resolving some of the critical workforce challenges facing the NHS and the surgical team.
The Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) was created as part of a joint project between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons of England are the two largest UK surgical bodies currently championing and supporting the work of the SCPs.
In 2006, the Royal College of Surgeons of England produced “The Curriculum Framework for the Surgical Care Practitioner” (revised in 2014 & 2022), which UK Higher Education Institutions adopt in developing and delivering SCP postgraduate education programmes. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the only UK surgical college with a dedicated Faculty for SCPs and other advanced practitioners - The Faculty of Perioperative Care.This joint project enhances the recognition, support, and career development opportunities for Surgical Care Practitioners by developing a revised and refreshed Curriculum and establishing the MVR.
The MVR for SCPs is held exclusively by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and provides the opportunity for practising and trainee SCPs in the UK to demonstrate that they are appropriately qualified and working to the standards expected by the two Colleges.
Joining the register means you are joining a community of Surgical Care Practitioners and the wider surgical family.
UK Higher Education Institutions adopt the Curriculum Framework for the Surgical Care Practitioner in developing and delivering SCP postgraduate education programmes.
Find an SCP – you can use our search function to find Surgical Care Practitioners who meet our standards for their training, professional skills and behaviour.