CPOC was formed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2019 as a cross-organisational initiative dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative care for the benefits of patients at all stages of their surgical journey.
CPOC is a partnership between patients and the public, and other professional perioperative stakeholders including Medical Royal Colleges, NHS England and equivalent bodies responsible for healthcare in the UK.
Guideline for Perioperative Care for People with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Elective and Emergency Surgery : published March 2021 – available at :
CPOC Podcast - ‘From Waiting Lists to Preparation Lists’ [July 2021]
The latest ideas on how to turn negative experience of waiting, to positive experience of preparing for surgery in the light of the drastic increase in waiting times for surgery, caused by the Covid pandemic.