RCGP Learning

Minor surgery courses

Our popular minor surgery courses use state of the art models, instruments and stimulated tissues to give full hands on training and theoretical sessions.

Topics include: Preparation and planning; instruments materials and sterilisation; local anaesthesia; basic surgical technique; epidermal cysts and abscesses; snip, scrape and shave lesions; pigmented lesions; cryosurgery; joint injection techniques and skin cancer.

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Minor surgery

Course full

This 2 day course is intended for all primary care team members who need a basic course in minor surgery. State of the art models, instruments and simulated tissues will be used to give full ‘hands on’ training as well as theoretical sessions. Topics include: preparation and planning; use of instruments and sterilisation; local anaesthesia; basic surgical technique; excising lipomas and cysts; removing in growing toenails; recognising pigmented lesions and what to do with them; cryosurgery; joint injection techniques using electronic models of shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee; medico-legal issues and administration.

Start date28/03/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLiverpool

Minor surgery

This popular minor surgery course has been recognised countrywide. Its content and the unique elective system helps you learn and keeping you engaged. The course has been carefully planned and written by Primary Care experts with the support of Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Start date30/03/2017
Duration2 days
LocationChelmsford

Minor Surgery course

Course full

This popular two-day minor surgery course has been recognised countrywide. Its content and the unique elective system helps you learn and keeps you fully engaged with the skin surgery syllabus for General Practitioners. It is deliberately restricted to 16 delegates to guarantee a trainer to delegate experience. This course includes a Direct Observation in Procedural Skills (DOPS) on the elliptical excision and layered skin closure, which is recognised for accreditation by CCGs and NHS England. It has been carefully planned and written by Primary Care experts with the support of Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and Orthopaedic Surgeons. This minor surgery course is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners, the course is focused on you getting what you want out of the programme.



Start date27/04/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Course

This two day course will enable you to develop the skills required to run a successful minor surgery service in primary care. Topics covered include minor skin procedures, joint injections and non-surgical techniques as well as advice about how to set up a service and the medico-legal and contractual obligations required of those practising minor surgery.

Start date04/05/2017
Duration2 days
LocationBristol

The Lim course for GP Minor Surgery with DOPS 11 and 12 May 2017

Course full

This is not just any minor surgery course, this is a popular evidence-based approach to skin surgery in general practice with a hands-on programme for education, appraisal, accreditation and revalidation with the usual certificates for CPD and DOPS assessment

We cover the whole range of procedures from the additional services to the DES. A high tutor to delegate ratio and small group work allows an introduction or fine-tuning of technical skills supported by current published literature and guidance. A review of the current medicolegal landscape highlights the pitfalls to avoid with ease.

Taught by tutors with a background in general practice and led by the education lead for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care and an expert witness for the MPS, MDU and GMC, this course guides you to an enjoyable, stress-free minor surgery practice.

We make you good. If you are already good, we shall make you better.

Start date11/05/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLuton

Joint Injection Workshop

Course full

This half-day workshop will cover injections and management techniques for knee, shoulder, wrist and ankle. The workshop will include an interactive presentation on common MSK conditions that require injections and will be followed by practical sessions on joint and soft tissue injection techniques.

Start date15/05/2017
DurationHalf day
LocationDunston, Gateshead

Minor surgery

This one day Minor Surgery course is designed as an update and refresher course for GPs who are already practising Minor Surgery on a regular basis.
Topics include: Basic surgical technique, Suturing techniques, Removal of Cysts and Lipoma, Dermatological Surgery, Cryosurgery, Joint injections, Medico-legal, Infection Control & Administration

Start date18/05/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLeyland

Minor Surgery Update & DOPS Assessment

Course full

Aimed as a refresher at GPs who are already experienced in providing skin minor surgery, this educational activity is considered to be of high quality and relevant for general practitioners CPD and Revalidation and DOPS assessment needs.


Start date22/05/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

A 1-day theory and practical hot topics course on skin surgery with assessment of skills and knowledge.

Start date25/05/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLuton

Minor Surgery & DOPS Assessment

This 2 day course is a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions and is intended for all GPs who wish to carry out Minor Surgery in their practices. It also includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment

Start date30/05/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

Course full

This is not just any minor surgery course, this is a popular evidence-based approach to skin surgery in general practice with a hands-on programme for education, appraisal, accreditation and revalidation with the usual certificates for CPD and DOPS assessment

We cover the whole range of procedures from the additional services to the DES. A high tutor to delegate ratio and small group work allows an introduction or fine-tuning of technical skills supported by current published literature and guidance. A review of the current medicolegal landscape highlights the pitfalls to avoid with ease.

Taught by tutors with a background in general practice and led by the education lead for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care and an expert witness for the MPS, MDU and GMC, this course guides you to an enjoyable, stress-free minor surgery practice.

We make you good. If you are already good, we shall make you better.

Start date08/06/2017
Duration2 days
LocationSutton Coldfield

Minor surgery

This 2 day course is intended for all primary care team members who need a basic course in minor surgery. State of the art models, instruments and simulated tissues will be used to give full ‘hands on’ training as well as theoretical sessions. Topics include: preparation and planning; use of instruments and sterilisation; local anaesthesia; basic surgical technique; excising lipomas and cysts; removing in growing toenails; recognising pigmented lesions and what to do with them; cryosurgery; joint injection techniques using electronic models of shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee; medico-legal issues and administration.

Start date13/06/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLiverpool

Minor surgery

This two day Minor Surgery course is designed as a basic course for GP Trainees and GPs who do not currently practise Minor Surgery.
Topics include: Basic surgical technique, Suturing techniques, Removal of Cysts and Lipoma, Dermatological Surgery, Cryosurgery, Joint injections, Medico-legal, Infection Control & Administration
There will be a full range of equipment available to provide the widest possible practical experience.
The learning atmosphere will be informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date14/06/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLeyland

Joint and soft tissue course 22 June 2017

A one-day course on Joint and Soft Tissue Injection for General Practitioners, with clinical assessment and conservative management.
Reduce Your Referrals to Secondary Care.

Start date22/06/2017
Duration1 day

Minor Surgery & DOPS Assessment

This 2 day course is a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions and is intended for all GPs who wish to carry out Minor Surgery in their practices. It also includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment

Start date27/06/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

This is not just any minor surgery update course, this is the update course which presents the most recent evidence, guidance and examples from recent medico legal cases to advise, warn and encourage GPs and GPwSIs in minor surgery towards necessary, appropriate, safe, skilled and fun skin surgery in general practice. We have a programme for you that is suitable for education, appraisal, accreditation and revalidation with certificates for CPD and DOPS assessment

Running since 2011, with the publication of the Department of Health guidance for competencies for GPs who carry out skin surgery, this year’s focus is on anticipating and minimising the unavoidable risks in skin minor surgery.

Suitable for existing practitioners in GP minor surgery, our aim is to make you good. If you are already good, we will make you better.

Start date29/06/2017
Duration1 day
LocationChelmsford

Minor Surgery Update/Refresher

This one day Minor Surgery course is designed as an update and refresher course for GPs who are already practising minor surgery on a regular basis.

Topics include: basic surgical technique, suturing techniques, removal of cysts and lipomas, dermatological surgery, cryosurgery, medico-legal, infection control & administration.

The programme consists of a series of incisive lectures and interactive small group work using the latest advances in the technology of simulated tissue. There will be a full range of equipment available to provide the widest possible practical experience.

The learning atmosphere is informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date04/07/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLiverpool

Cryotherapy in Primary Care

Half day seminar on the principles of cryotherapy with chance to practice technique

Start date11/07/2017
DurationHalf day
LocationLondon

Cryotherapy in Primary Care

Half day seminar on the principles of cryotherapy with chance to practice technique

Start date11/07/2017
DurationHalf day
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

This two day Minor Surgery course is designed as a basic course for GP Trainees and GPs who do not currently practise Minor Surgery.
Topics include: Basic surgical technique, Suturing techniques, Removal of Cysts and Lipoma, Dermatological Surgery, Cryosurgery, Joint injections, Medico-legal, Infection Control & Administration
There will be a full range of equipment available to provide the widest possible practical experience.
The learning atmosphere will be informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date12/07/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLeyland

Minor Surgery Update & DOPS Assessment

Aimed as a refresher at GPs who are already experienced in providing skin minor surgery, this educational activity is considered to be of high quality and relevant for general practitioners CPD and Revalidation and DOPS assessment needs.


Start date13/07/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

This is not just any minor surgery course, this is a popular evidence-based approach to skin surgery in general practice with a hands-on programme for education, appraisal, accreditation and revalidation with the usual certificates for CPD and DOPS assessment

We cover the whole range of procedures from the additional services to the DES. A high tutor to delegate ratio and small group work allows an introduction or fine-tuning of technical skills supported by current published literature and guidance. A review of the current medicolegal landscape highlights the pitfalls to avoid with ease.

Taught by tutors with a background in general practice and led by the education lead for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care and an expert witness for the MPS, MDU and GMC, this course guides you to an enjoyable, stress-free minor surgery practice.

We make you good. If you are already good, we shall make you better.

Start date13/07/2017
Duration2 days
LocationHinckley

Minor Surgery & DOPS Assessment

This 2 day course is a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions and is intended for all GPs who wish to carry out Minor Surgery in their practices. It also includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment

Start date17/07/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

This is not just any minor surgery update course, this is the update course which presents the most recent evidence, guidance and examples from recent medicolegal cases to advise, warn and encourage GPs and GPwSIs in minor surgery towards necessary, appropriate, safe, skilled and fun skin surgery in general practice. We have a programme for you that is suitable for education, appraisal, accreditation and revalidation with certificates for CPD and DOPS assessment

Running since 2011, with the publication of the Department of Health guidance for competencies for GPs who carry out skin surgery, this year’s focus is on anticipating and minimising the unavoidable risks in skin minor surgery.

Suitable for existing practitioners in GP minor surgery, our aim is to make you good. If you are already good, we will make you better.

Start date07/09/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLuton

Minor Surgery & DOPS Assessment

This 2 day course is a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions and is intended for all GPs who wish to carry out Minor Surgery in their practices. It also includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment

Start date11/09/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

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