Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are a vital part of the multidisciplinary operating theatre team, delivering high-quality patient-focused care during anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, responding to patients’ physical and psychological needs. In addition to core clinical skills and a sound knowledge of specialist equipment and drugs, our programme will help you develop the ability to reassure and support patients emotionally through the stressful experience of surgery. Our challenging programme will teach you the skills needed to become a competent operating department practitioner. It will consist of three main areas: anaesthesia, surgery and post-anaesthetic care. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to respond to the diverse needs of patients, families and carers within a variety of settings.