Who Should Attend The Minor Surgery Refresher & Update?

Our intensive 1 Day Minor Surgery Refresher & Update Course is aimed at current minor surgery practitioners who would like to improve their surgical techniques, whilst expanding upon the surgical procedures they can offer.

This is a highly practical course, and consists of a series of punchy lectures in the morning, followed by supervised hands on practice for the rest of the day.

This course offers training in skin lesion recognition, advanced excision and wound closure techniques, as well as DOPS assessments for those practitioners requiring reaccreditation with NHS England, as part of the GP Directly Enhanced Service.

The Minor Surgery Refresher & Update Course is designed with GPs & Nurse Practitioners in mind, but is also suitable for any healthcare professional looking to develop their surgical skillset.

The course assumes that you already have a good level of minor surgery knowledge, and are currently practicing Minor Skin Surgery. For novices, beginners, and those who have not practiced minor surgery recently, then our expanded 2 Day Minor Surgery Course is more suitable for you.

To date we have taught over 9000 happy practitioners, with over 99% saying they would recommend this course to a friend or colleague!

What Does the Minor Surgery Refresher & Update Cover?
○ Pre-operative
• The Minor Surgery Contract
• Rules & Regulations
• Equipment, Needles and Suture

○ Assessment
• Skin Anatomy
• Planning Your Procedure
• Anticipating Problems
• Pigmented lesions

○ Preparation
• Ring Block Anaesthesia
• Field Block Anaesthesia
• Marking the Ellipse

○ Surgical Techniques
• Excision of Ellipse
• Epidermal Cyst excision
• Lipoma Excision
• Electro-surgery

○ Wound Closure Techniques
• Simple Interrupted Suture
• Deep Dermal Suture
• Horizontal Mattress Suture
• Vertical Mattress Suture
• Subcuticular Suture

○ DOPS Assessments