Minor surgery

Date25 April 2018
Duration2 days
Start Time08:45
End Time16:30
TypeClassroom based
AudienceGP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, First5, Medical student, Practice nurse



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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.

A two day minor surgery course run in conjunction with Medical Skills Care

This intensive two day Minor Surgery Course is aimed at practitioners who would like to improve their surgical skills, whilst learning to provide a safe, effective and up to date Minor Surgery Service.

This is a highly practical course, and consists of a series of punchy lectures in the morning, followed by supervised hands on practice for the rest of the day.

If you are a novice, then you'll learn how to perform Minor Skin Surgery. If you have prior surgical experience, then you'll expand and fine tune your skills with the support of expert Plastic Surgeons and General Practitioners.

This course is designed for GPs, Nurses and Hospital Specialists, but is also suitable for any healthcare professional looking to develop their surgical skillset.

The course also includes a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessment for GPs requiring accreditation with NHS England. 

The aim of the course is to enable delegates to use the skills they gain immediately within their practice.

The timetable/agenda shown elsewhere details the items and areas covered over the two days.   

VenueRoyal Sussex County Hospital, Audrey Emerton Building , Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5BE
Maximum capacity29
Emailminor surgery
Phone020 3188 7543
ContactSouth East Thames Faculty
Faculty/DepartmentSouth East Thames Faculty, South West Thames Faculty

Course programme

Day 1

08.45 Registration and Coffee

9.15 Welcome and pre-course MCQ

9.30 Location, Location, Location

9.45 The small matter of the contract

10.15 Be prepared

10.30 Comfortably Numb

10.45 Needles and Sutures

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Your equipment and how to use it

11.35 The Ellipse

11.50 Excising the Ellipse

12.00 Tying the Know

12.15 Surgical Nuggets

12.30 Lunch

13.30 The Deep Dermal Suture

13.45 The Vertical Mattress Suture

14.20 The Horizontal Mattress Suture

15.00 Coffee break

15.15 The Epidermal Cyst

15.35 The Lipoma

16.15 IGTN

16.30 Close

Day 2

08.45 Registration and coffee

09.00 Welcome back

09.15 Group Session 1

10.15 Group Session 2

11.15 Coffee break

11.30 Group Session 3

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Haemostasis

13.50 Cryotherapy

14.10 Abscess

14.40 Snip/Shave/Curette

14.50 Punch Biopsy

15.00 Skin Lesion Recognition

15.45 Post Course MCQ and Closing Remarks

16.00 Close

The Group work sessions cover Shoulder Injections, Upper Limb Injections and Beautiful Wounds.


  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi


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