Minor Surgery Refresher

Date18 January 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time16:30
AudienceGP, GP Trainer or educator, First5
RCGP Accredited



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Whilst we endeavour to provide a 'gold standard' service to all course participants, if you are registering less than 72 hours before the start of the event, you should be aware that some materials may not be readily available on the day and we may contact you with regards to catering arrangements.

Organised and held at the RCGP Headquarters, 30 ES

This course has been specifically designed to ensure experienced practitioners meet the requirements of the 2014 DES Minor Surgery Contract and has been approved by NHS England (formulated from the latest NHS e-guidelines) to do so.

This highly practical and interactive course which also features the Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs practising minor surgery in the UK) has been curated by Dr Apul Parikh, GP with a special interest in minor surgery and dermatology and a qualified EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Surgery) plastic surgeon.

To continue practising minor surgery, the NHS requires GPs to attend an update course such as this every three years. This course counts as CPD and also provides supporting information for revalidation


9:15 Introduction

9:20 Instruments and Sutures

9:50 Skin Cancer Update covers; BCC, SCC, Malignant Melanoma, NICE guidelines

10:30 Break and Refreshments

10:50 Pearls of Minor Surgery: patient assessment, minor surgery

tips, haemostasis, cryo-therapy, medico-legal/consent,

audit, DES contract, electrosurgery, anaesthetic injections

11:30 Suturing techniques; interrupted suture, deep dermal suture,

subcuticular suture

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Drawing and excising the ellipse

14:00 Epidermal/Pilar Cyst

14:30 Lipoma/Abscess

15:00 Ingrowing Toe Nails

15:30 Break and Refreshments

15:40 DOPS Assessment

16:30 Close

VenueRCGP, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2LP
Maximum capacity32
Phone020 3188 7658
ContactRCGP Central College, Conferences & Courses Team


  • Hearing Loop
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi


Dr Apul Parikh

Dr Apul Parikh is the RCGP Central College Course Lead for Minor Surgery, he naturally has a special interest in minor surgery and dermatology and is also a EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Surgery) plastic surgeon.

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