Minor surgery

Date19 July 2018
Duration2 days
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
TypeClassroom based
LocationChelmsford
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, Medical student, First5

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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 audit”

The Course Requisites are NOT “Existing Practitioners in GP minor surgery of skin lesions. “ but “ Both novices and existing practitioners who wish an evidence-based approach to GP skin minor surgery”.

VenueChelmsford City Football Club , Melbourne Stadium , Salerno Way , Chelmsford, essex, CM1 2EH
Maximum capacity16
EmailMinor Surgery
Phone0203 188 7403
Contactessex faculty
Faculty/DepartmentEssex Faculty

Course programme

 Programme

Time

Topic

Tutors

0830 – 0900

Registration and Coffee

0900 – 0910

Introduction - Aims and Objectives

0910 – 1020

Skin Lesions

1020 – 1050

Basics

1050 – 1110

Break

1110 - 1300

Small Groups:

Snip, shave & curette, IGTN, Electrosurgery & suturing skills

1300 – 1340

Lunch

1340 - 1500

Cryotherapy

1500 – 1540

Local Anaesthesia

1540 – 1600

Break

1600 – 1700

Anticipating Problems – infection and bleeding

1700

Plenary and Finish

Programme Day 2

Time

Topic

Tutors

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


Course prerequisites

Existing Practitioners in GP minor surgery of skin lesions. 

Facilities

  • Wi-fi
  • Refreshments
  • Parking
  • Lunch

Facilitator/Speakers

This course is led and taught by Dr Soon Lim 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.

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