Minor Surgery Course | NB Medical

The Hot Topics team recommends this course for anyone who has an interest in developing their skills and confidence in performing minor surgery

2 Days

12 CPD

+10,000 trained

About this course

Amongst our growing portfolio of courses, we have often been asked to provide courses on minor surgery, skin cancer and joint injections.

Many GPs do not feel confident in starting these procedures themselves, or they may require an update mandated by NHS England or their CCG.

To meet this need we have partnered with Medical Skills Courses, who have been delivering 'The Minor Surgery Course ™' for nearly a decade. They have taught and received positive feedback from thousands of GPs in this time. We completely share their passion for equipping primary care with the best skills, knowledge and techniques, and enabling practices to offer a gold standard surgical service to their patients.

The focus is not around sit down lectures, but more styled on smaller groups of delegates having interactive discussions with the team, with the time to cover the full range of procedures within the core GP contract, and the Minor Surgery DES.

What's included?

  • Setting your service - The Minor Surgery Contract, Treatment Room and Facility Requirements, Equipment, Needles and Sutures, Medico-Legal Issues, Consent, and Patient Administration
  • Patient Assessment - Skin Anatomy, Pigmented Lesion Recognition, How to Not Miss Melanoma, Anticipating Problems, Reducing Complications
  • Preparing for the Procedure - Planning the Procedure, The Ring Block and Field Block Anaesthetic Injection Techniques, Where to Place Your Incisions, Measuring & Marking the Surgical Ellipse
  • Surgical Techniques - Excision of Ellipse, Lipoma Excision, Epidermal Cyst Excision, Abscess Incision & Drainage, Snip Shave & Curettage, Removal of Ingrown Toenail, Cryosurgery & Electro-surgery
  • Wound Closure Techniques - Simple Interrupted Sutures, Deep Dermal Sutures, Vertical Mattress Sutures, Horizontal Mattress Sutures, Subcuticular Sutures, Achieving Haemostasis
  • Post-Operative Care - Histology, Wound care, Suture removal, Follow-up, Managing Complications, Audit

You will receive a fully referenced handbook with diagrams, photographs and surgical techniques, that you can re-download with each update.

You will have access to a range of high-quality videos, consent forms and any other relevant national guidelines via a web link.

Course Benefits

This highly popular Minor Surgery Course has nationally recognised course content

This course is fully accredited by NHS England to cover Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Minor Surgery Directly Enhanced Service, including DOPS assessment for GPs requiring re-accreditation.

With over a decade of educational experience, and thousands of happy healthcare professionals trained, Medical Skills Courses are one of the UKs most acclaimed providers of hands on healthcare courses.

Content is continuously updated by a diverse team of subject matter experts and teaching is delivered with the latest evidence, guidance and best-practices.

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