MINOR SURGERY COURSE Overview
This highly practical and NHS England accredited Minor Surgery Course is for healthcare professionals who would like to develop or improve their surgical skills, whilst learning to provide a safe, effective and modern Minor Surgery Service.
The Minor Surgery Course is led by experienced and practicing GPs, ensuring that a community focus and context is maintained throughout. They are supported by specialist surgeons, ensuring we always teach the most recent and evidence based practices.
The Minor Surgery Course begins with a series of punchy and entertaining lectures, where we cover practical tips, useful advice, and all the key safety information you need. This is followed by supervised hands on practice for the remainder of the 2 Days.
NHS Primary Care Practitioners wishing to perform these surgical procedures under the Minor Surgery Directly Enhanced Service (“the Minor Surgery DES”) must submit evidence of appropriate ongoing training, including confirmation that a Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Assessment has taken place.
The course includes a DOPS Assessment, which will be noted on your certificate of completion. This can then be submitted to NHS England / your local commissioners, so that you can remain accredited to perform these procedures under the Minor Surgery DES. This training usually needs to be renewed every 2-3 years.
Completing thE MINOR SURGERY course will:
Who IS the minor surgery course SUITABLE FOR:
The Minor Surgery Course is suitable for all skills levels.
If you are a novice or beginner, then we’ll teach you to perform Minor Surgery. If you have previous experience, then you’ll expand your knowledge and fine tune your skills with the support of surgical experts. If you’re already an expert, then you’ll receive an excellent refresher, and an opportunity to share your experience with your peers.
The Minor Surgery Course is designed with GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics & Community Practitioners in mind, but is perfectly suitable for any healthcare professional looking to develop their surgical skillset.