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

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 Entry Level

This 2 day beginners 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

Minor Surgical Skills September 2017

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date14/09/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Refresher

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 Revalidation and DOPS assessment needs.


Start date19/09/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLondon

Minor surgery

This hands-on course will give plenty of opportunity to practice various techniques including suturing, removing cysts, lipomas and ingrowing toenails.

Start date04/10/2017
Duration2 days
LocationYork

Minor Surgical Skills October 2017

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date04/10/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Refresher

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 Revalidation and DOPS assessment needs.


Start date05/10/2017
Duration1 day
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 date05/10/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLuton

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 date10/10/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLiverpool

Joint injections

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 date13/10/2017
Duration1 day
LocationNorwich

Minor surgery

This is a 2 day course covering theoretical basis and practice of minor surgery in general practice

Start date19/10/2017
Duration2 days
LocationStafford

Minor surgery

A two day course using state of the art instruments and simulated tissue to give full hands on training to compliment theoretical sessions. Topics include lesion recognition, prep and planning; anticipating and avoiding pitfalls; local anaesthesia, elliptical excisions, limpomata and cysts.

Start date19/10/2017
Duration2 days
LocationOxford

Minor surgery

Run by the North East England Faculty - Consent, local anaesthesia, surgical technique, practical session, infection control, joint injections, Approach to pigment lesions malignant malanoma and unexpected malignancy.

Start date01/11/2017
Duration2 days
LocationDunston, Gateshead

Minor Surgical Skills December 2017

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date08/11/2017
Duration2 days
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 date09/11/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLuton

Minor surgery

This 2 day course, brought to you by Severn & Tamar Faculties, 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. Our course is taught by a very experienced team of clinicians drawn from plastic surgery, orthopaedics, general practice and physiotherapy who have extensive experience of running minor surgery courses. If you have little prior experience of minor surgery there is an opportunity to learn the basics, if you are already experienced then there is the opportunity to fine tune your skills with the support of our experienced tutors.

Start date09/11/2017
Duration2 days
LocationBRISTOL

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

Start date22/11/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLeyland

Minor Surgery Refresher

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 Revalidation and DOPS assessment needs.


Start date30/11/2017
Duration1 day
LocationLondon

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 date05/12/2017
Duration1 day
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
The learning atmosphere will be informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date06/12/2017
Duration2 days
LocationWigan

Minor Surgical Skills December 2017

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date06/12/2017
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery one day update 12 December 2017

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.

Start date12/12/2017
Duration1 day
LocationBarnsley

Minor Surgical Skills Janaury 2018

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date15/01/2018
Duration2 days
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
The learning atmosphere will be informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date24/01/2018
Duration2 days
LocationLeyland

Minor Surgical Skills March 2018

The North and West London Faculty are running an interactive theory and practice course designed to prepare those new to these skills to undertake minor surgical procedures. The course is also ideal for those already performing procedures who need to update or refresh their knowledge and skills. The course meets the DoH requirement (2014 DES minor surgery contract) for formal assessment of competency by the inclusion of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions.

Learners will view videos, demonstrations and undertake minor surgical skills under tutor guidance and observation. Small group work, question and answer sessions, illustrated presentations and practice kits, skin pads and suture models enhance the learning opportunities, build confidence and enhance surgical techniques and skills.

Delegates will get 10 CPD points for completing this course.

Start date22/03/2018
Duration2 days
LocationLondon

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