This piece is a worthwhile deep dive into this perioperative medicine and how we go forward with it. Hear the panel speak about what it is they want for the future and what it is they are doing now. With questions submitted from the online audience the panel get into the detail. Essential listening for any student of perioperative medicine.

When should we pre-assess patients? Should all anaesthetists be doing pre-operative sessions? What is it about the role of the anaesthestist that makes it uniquely suited to the discipline of perioperative medicine?

This is part one of a two part piece of the same name.

Presented by David Walker, Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University College London Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL, Kim Caulfield, Perioperative Medicine Fellow, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mike Grocott Professor of Anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Southampton, Aislinn Sherwin, a Fellow in Perioperative Medicine and Onco-Anaesthesia at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Roisin Coary, final year SpR in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, with a specialist interest in Peri-operative Medicine, Dublin Ireland and Isra Hassan, a post-CCT Perioperative Medicine Fellow at the University College of London Hospital she co-founded the Welsh Perioperative Medicine Society in 2018 which now has over 100 members, and to date has delivered two national conferences, Andrea Haren, perioperative medicine fellow at UCLH she worked with Guys and St Thomas’ working with the POPS Clinic she is currently a locum consultant anaesthetist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and Pádraig Ó Scanaill, Locum Consultant Anaesthetist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.