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 recognition• Avoid common risks by being prepared• Seek valid consent and avoid the stress of complaints• Impress patients with comfortable and effective local anaesthesia• Cryotherapy curettage and cautery with small group practical sessions• Logical steps in the excision biopsy of moles and blunt dissection of cysts• Ingrowing toenail surgery without tears• Skin closure to minimise suture marks• DOPS assessment to document how good you will be• Good notekeeping and auditThe course materials will form a regularly updated reference in published literature and delegates will have access to ongoing clinical advice from the course leadCourse Program Programme: Day 1Time Topic 0830 – 0900 Registration and Coffee0900 – 0910 Introduction – Aims and Objectives 0910 – 1020 Skin Lesions 1020 – 1050 Basics 1050 – 1110 Break1110 – 1300 Small Groups: Snip shave & curette IGTN Electrosurgery & suturing skills 1300 – 1340 Lunch1340 – 1500 Cryotherapy 1500 – 1540 Local Anaesthesia 1540 – 1600 Break 1600 – 1700 Anticipating Problems – infection and bleeding 1700 Plenary and Finish Programme Day 2Time Topic 0830 – 0900 Registration and Coffee 0900 – 0930 Scarring 0930 – 1130 The Elliptical Excision and Closure 1130 – 1150 Break 1150 – 1300 Cysts 1300 – 1340 Lunch 1340 – 1410 Consent 1410 – 1600 DOPS 1600 – 1630 Notekeeping and audit 1630 Plenary and Finish Facilitator/SpeakerThis course is led and taught by Dr Soon Lim FRCGP who does minor surgery teaches minor surgery and gives his expert advice on minor surgery to the MPS MDU and GMC. At present he leads the minor surgery courses for 8 separate RCGP faculties and for the ASPC in response to individual CCG requests. He will continue to support and advise past delegates on any of his courses.Organiser nameEssex FacultyEmail