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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

Course full

A popular evidence-based approach to skin surgery in general practice with a hands-on programme for the delegates. Taught by tutors with a background in general practice and led by the President for the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care, this course guides you to an enjoyable, stress-free minor surgery practice.

Start date21/11/2019
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationOxford

Minor Surgical Skills November 2019

Course full

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 date27/11/2019
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Entry Level with DOPS Assessment

Course full

This two 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 the Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs applying to practise minor surgery in London and recommended for all GPs looking to practise minor surgery outside of London)

Start date03/12/2019
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationLondon

Minor surgery Update

Course full

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, Medico-legal, Infection Control & Administration The learning atmosphere will be informal and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss points of particular interest.

Start date05/12/2019
Duration6 hours 45 minutes
LocationWigan

Minor Surgery Refresher and DOPS Assessment

This RCGP course is a refresher aimed 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 needs. This refresher also includes Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs practising minor surgery in London and recommended for all GPs wanting to practise minor surgery outside of London)

Start date10/12/2019
Duration7 hours 30 minutes
LocationLondon

Joint and Soft Tissue Injection training course January 2020

The North and West London Faculty will be running an interactive theory and practice course covering the assessment diagnosis treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as: frozen shoulder carpal tunnel tennis/golfers elbow (trigger finger) De Quervains tenosynovitis rotator cuff tendinopathy acromioclavicular joint OA bicipital tendonitis trochanteric bursitis aspiration/ injection of the knee joint Carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA). The course prepares those new to these skills to undertake examination and injection and will deepen and refresh the knowledge and skills of those already performing injections. The course includes Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions for those wishing to evidence competence in a given procedure. Learners will view videos demonstrations and undertake examination and injection using highly detailed and accurate simulated models overseen by experienced tutors and clinicians. Small group work question and answer sessions illustrated presentations and practice sessions enhance the learning opportunities build confidence and enhance techniques and skills. Delegates will get 5 CPD points on completion of the course.

Start date28/01/2020
Duration7 hours 15 minutes
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Entry Level with DOPS Assessment

This two 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 the Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs applying to practise minor surgery in London and recommended for all GPs looking to practise minor surgery outside of London)

Start date04/02/2020
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationLondon

Botulinum Toxin and its uses: Medical & cosmetic applications

The North and West London Faculty is pleased to announce that they are running an intensive interactive theory and practice based course on Botulinum Toxin and its uses. Led by the highly-accredited Doctors and industry leaders, this course is aimed at the novice injector, keen to learn about essential aspects of injecting with botulinum toxin. This course aims to teach delegates the medical and anatomical skills required to inject safely. Delegates will have the opportunity to have safe hands on injecting of real patients in a small group setting under very close supervision. There will be an emphasis on patient selection, examination, legal issues as well as the latest information from regulatory health bodies. Delegates will get 12 CPD points on completion of the course.

Start date10/02/2020
Duration8 hours
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Refresher and DOPS Assessment

This RCGP course is a refresher aimed 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 needs. This refresher also includes Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs practising minor surgery in London and recommended for all GPs wanting to practise minor surgery outside of London)

Start date20/02/2020
Duration7 hours 30 minutes
LocationLondon

Minor Surgical Skills February 2020

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 date26/02/2020
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationLondon

Minor Skin Surgery with including DOPS Assessment 27 & 28 February 2020

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.

Start date27/02/2020
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationLuton

Joint Injections 17 March 2020 AM

Join us for this interactive half-day (morning) workshop which will cover injections and management techniques for the knee, elbow, hand, wrist and shoulder. The workshop will include an interactive presentation on common MSK conditions that require injections and will be followed by a practical session on joint and soft tissue injection techniques.

Start date17/03/2020
Duration3 hours 45 minutes
LocationHull

Joint Injections 17 March 2020 PM

Join us for this interactive half-day (afternoon) workshop which will cover injections and management techniques for the knee, elbow, hand, wrist and shoulder. The workshop will include an interactive presentation on common MSK conditions that require injections and will be followed by a practical session on joint and soft tissue injection techniques.

Start date17/03/2020
Duration3 hours 15 minutes
LocationHull

Joint and Soft Tissue Injection training course March 2020

The North and West London Faculty will be running an interactive theory and practice course covering the assessment diagnosis treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as: frozen shoulder carpal tunnel tennis/golfers elbow (trigger finger) De Quervains tenosynovitis rotator cuff tendinopathy acromioclavicular joint OA bicipital tendonitis trochanteric bursitis aspiration/ injection of the knee joint Carpometacarpal (CMC) osteoarthritis (OA). The course prepares those new to these skills to undertake examination and injection and will deepen and refresh the knowledge and skills of those already performing injections. The course includes Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessments during practical skills sessions for those wishing to evidence competence in a given procedure. Learners will view videos demonstrations and undertake examination and injection using highly detailed and accurate simulated models overseen by experienced tutors and clinicians. Small group work question and answer sessions illustrated presentations and practice sessions enhance the learning opportunities build confidence and enhance techniques and skills. Delegates will get 5 CPD points on completion of the course.

Start date17/03/2020
Duration7 hours 15 minutes
LocationLondon

Minor Surgery Course 19 & 20 March 2020

A two day theory and practical course on skin surgery syllabus for general practitioners

Start date19/03/2020
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationSutton Coldfield

Two Day Minor Surgery Course 23/24 April 2020

This 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 practicing minor surgery.

Start date23/04/2020
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationBrighton

2 Day Minor Surgery Course 30 April & 1 May 2020

This 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 practicing minor surgery.

Start date30/04/2020
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationBristol

Minor Surgery Update 30 April 2020

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 date30/04/2020
Duration8 hours
LocationLuton

RCGP Event Essex Minor Surgery with DOPS 21- 22 May 2020

This popular two-day Minor Surgery course has an evidence-based approach to skin surgery in general practice with a hands on programme for delegates. It is restricted to 16 delegates to guarantee you a more focused trainer to delegate experience. The course includes 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. A review of the current medicolegal landscape highlights the pitfalls that need to be avoided. 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.

Start date21/05/2020
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationBasildon

Minor Skin Surgery including DOPS Assessment 04 & 05 June 2020

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.

Start date04/06/2020
Duration1 day 7 hours
LocationLuton

2 day Minor surgery Including DOPS Leicester

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.

Start date09/07/2020
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationLeicester

Minor Surgery Course 10 & 11 September 2020

A two day theory and practical course on skin surgery syllabus for general practitioners

Start date10/09/2020
Duration1 day 8 hours
LocationSutton Coldfield

RCGP Essex Minor Surgery Update 18 September

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 which also features the Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment (required by NHS England for all GPs already practising and looking to re-accredit to continue to practise minor surgery in London - unless you perform more than 100 minor surgery procedures per year. DOPS is not a specific requirement outside of London but it is recommended by NHS England.) 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 date18/09/2020
Duration8 hours
LocationChelmsford

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