This highly practical and accredited Minor Surgery Course is for Healthcare professionals who would like to develop or improve their surgical skills, whilst learning to provide a safe, effective and modern Minor Surgery Service.

The Minor Surgery Course is always led by experienced and practicing GPs, ensuring that a primary care focus and context is maintained throughout. They are supported by specialist surgeons and therapists, ensuring we always teach you the latest and most evidence based practices.

There’s a reason we’ve now been providing our Minor Surgery Course for over 7 years. To date we have taught over 8000 practitioners both nationally and internationally, with over 99% saying they would recommend this course to a friend or colleague!

The Minor Surgery Course begins with a series of punchy and entertaining lectures, where we cover practical tips, useful advice, and all the essential safety information you need. This is followed by supervised hands on practice for the rest of the day.

If you are a novice or beginner, then we’ll teach you to perform Minor Surgery. If you have previous experience, then you’ll expand your knowledge and fine tune your skills with the support of surgical experts. If you’re already an expert, then we’ll try not to drag you down!

The Minor Surgery 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 includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessment for GPs and Nurses requiring accreditation with NHS England. For experienced minor surgery practitioners requiring re-accreditation with NHS England, then our condensed 1 Day Minor Surgery Refresher Course is also suitable for you.

What Does the Minor Surgery Course Cover?

Setting up your Minor Surgery Service
The Minor Surgery Contract
Rules & Regulations
Treatment Room and Facility Requirements
Equipment, Needles and Sutures
Support Staff
Medico-Legal Issues, Consent, and Patient Administration

Skin Anatomy
Pigmented Lesions
BCC Guidelines
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand for Corticosteroid Injections

Planning the Procedure and Anticipating Problems
Preparing the Skin
Anaesthetic Administration, including Ring Block and Field Block
Marking the Ellipse

Surgical Techniques (practical session)
Excision of Ellipse
Lipomata & Epidermal Cyst Excision
Abscess Treatment, Incision & Drainage
Snip Shave & Curettage
Removal of Ingrown Toenail
Cryosurgery & Electro-surgery
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Corticosteroid Injections

Wound Closure Techniques (practical session)
Deep Dermal Suture
Vertical Mattress Suture
Horizontal Mattress Suture
Simple Interrupted Suture
Subcuticular Suture

Post-Operative Care
Wound care
Suture removal

Maximum capacity – 40