Framework Details

Framework Title: Health (Perioperative Support)
ID: FR05060
Level/s: 3, 4
Issuing Authority: Skills for Health
Issue Date: 01/08/2022

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This framework aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting health professionals within the operating theatre department. Perioperative/theatre support workers work alongside Health Professionals (eg surgeons, nurses, operating department practitioners) to provide patient care within the hospital operating theatre department.

Designed as a work-based programme this framework includes qualifications at Level 3. This framework and the qualifications within it have been designed and developed with a wide range of stakeholders including employers.

The average duration for completion of this framework is 18 months.

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