Where are we with the journey from Enhanced Recovery (ER) to Perioperative Medicine? Is it fair to characterise the latter as “Enhanced Recovery v2.0”? Mike Grocott explains how the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have set up a plan for “perioperative care” going forward. Does this terminology, “perioperative care” help? Also – news about the “international board of perioperative medicine”, how are the challenges of the global ambition for this movement being met?

Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with Mike Grocott.