We have not rested on our laurels. This regularly-updated minor surgery course programme has armed delegates from the Scottish Islands to the London borough of Tower Hamlets with the knowledge and skills to deliver a safe stress-free evidence-based skin surgery service in general practice. The many hands-on closely-supervised practical sessions will cover the whole syllabus:Simple rules for confident lesion recognitionAvoid common risks by being preparedSeek valid consent and avoid the stress of complaintsImpress patients with comfortable and effective local anaesthesiaCryotherapy curettage and cautery with small group practical sessionsLogical steps in the excision biopsy of moles and blunt dissection of cystsIngrowing toenail surgery without tearsSkin closure to minimise suture marksDOPS assessment to document how good you will beGood notekeeping and audit The course materials will form a regularly updated reference in published literature and delegates will have access to ongoing clinical advice from the course leadCourse Fee:£500 for members£550 for non-membersCourse Programme Day 108:30 – 9:00 Registration & Coffee09:00 – 9:10 Introduction – Aims & Objectives09:10 – 10:20 Skin Lesions10:20 – 10:50 Basics10:50 – 11:10 Coffee11:10 – 12:00 Local Anaesthesia12:00 – 13:00 Anticipating Problems – infection & bleeding13:00 – 13:40 Lunch13:40 – 15:00 Cryotherapy15:00 – 15:30 Anticipating Problems – Scaring15:30 – 15:50 Tea15:50 – 17:00 Small Groups – snip shave & curette IGTN electrosurgery17:00 Plenary & FinishDay 208:30 – 09:00 Registrations & Coffee09:00 – 11:00 The Elliptical Excision & Skin Closure11:00 – 11:20 Coffee11:20 – 12:20 Cysts12:20 – 13:00 Consent13:00 – 13:40 Lunch13:40 – 15:10 DOPS15:10 – 15:30 Tea15:30 – 16:30 Notekeeping & Audit16:30 Plenary & FinishFacilitator/Speaker Dr Soon Lim FRCGP Director of the RCGP Minor Surgery Update and Assessment Programme Academic Lead for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care Medicolegal Advisor to the MPS for Minor SurgeryOrganiser nameMidland FacultyCourse prerequisitesPre-course work will be sent to delegate at least a week before the eventEmail