Minor Surgery Courses

What makes our courses different?

We are not your average minor surgery course - your education and experience is at the forefront of our mind, hence:

  • We will give you instruments, sutures and a skin model to take home and practice with to solidify your learning
  • The course will be more practice-focused rather than theory-heavy. The best way to learn how to perform surgery is by practising it, not listening to lectures!
  • You will be taught by a dynamic and vastly experienced GP, who is a Professor in Primary Care and is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • We are the cheapest 2-day course on the market, at only £425
  • We only use the best venues to give you a comfortable experience

Interested? Read on for more details

Multiple courses at multiple locations

We are delighted to announce that our Minor Surgery Course for GPs will be taking place in Leicester, Cardiff, Manchester and Edinburgh. Please see below for more details on venues and dates.

Covid19 compliant

Our course organisers are GPs and an Occupational Physician, who have the safety of all participants at the forefront of their mind. All courses are thoroughly risk-assessed and all relevant Government guidance on social distancing measures is taken into account when planning the safe delivery of our courses

Taught by accredited GP

This course is led by Professor Fahad Rizvi, a GP and academic who was a surgeon for 6 years prior to moving into general practice, though he still remains a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a highly experienced teacher of minor surgery and carries out advanced minor surgery at various practices throughout Leicestershire, including vasectomies, carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, dupuytren's contracture correction and a vast array of other advanced surgical procedures. This allows for the course to be particularly targeted to those working in Primary Care but also has scope to teach techniques beyond an average minor surgery course.

For novices and intermediates

The course is tailor-made to help novices build their skills and confidence, whilst allowing intermediates to fine-tune and enhance their surgical skills. With a tailor-made approach for each individual, we will ensure that you are not being left behind, nor being left to twiddle your thumbs! We are proud that our course has a primary focus on practical experience as opposed to being theory-heavy like other courses

Competitively priced

We are the cheapest minor surgery course on the market at only £425. This will cover the curriculum handbook, equipment necessary to run the course, venue hire and ensure free refreshments and lunch on both days.

Model Syllabus

To view our model syllabus, please click here

College Court, Leicester

Leicester | 25-26 September 2020

 

To be held at College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester. LE2 3UF. Only £425

Jurys Inn, Cardiff

Cardiff | 11-12 December 2020

 

To be held at Jurys Inn, 1 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD. Only £425

 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester | 13-14 March 2021

 

To be held at Doubletree Hilton, One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, Manchester, M1 3DG. Only £425

 

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

Edinburgh | 2-3 July 2021

 

To be held at The Radisson Blu Hotel, The Royal Mile, 80 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH. Only £425

 

Testimonials

"Very refreshing to see a course so well-designed for the benefit of the attendees and so much better than the other courses out there. Really recommend!"

"Really enjoyed the course. Had plenty of time for one-to-one feedback and observation. Dr Tejani and Professor Rizvi are very approachable and both have a passion for teaching which makes the experience even more valuable!"

"It was a pleasure to attend this course. Very professional approach and a lot of time given to improve our skills. Dr Abbas and Prof Fahad really made us feel comfortable in minor surgery. I strongly recommend this course :)"

Meet the Team

We want you to become familiar with the course lead and tutor as well as the chair

Dr Abbas Tejani

Dr Abbas Tejani

Founder & Chair

fahad_rizvi

Professor Fahad Rizvi

Course lead and tutor

Syllabus

Theory

Skin anatomy

Lesion recognition

Managing BCCs

Planning the procedure

Choosing the right equipment

Anticipating problems

 

 

Wound Closure

Deep Dermal Sutures

Horizontal Mattress Sutures

Vertical Mattress Sutures

Simple Interrupted Sutures

Subcuticular Sutures

Preparation

Sterilising and preparing skin

Administering anaesthetic (including choice of method and dose)

Ring blocks and field blocks

Where to incise

Marking and measuring ellipse

 

 

Post-operative care

Wound management

Suture removal

Histology

Follow-up

Managing complications

Auditing practice

Surgical Techniques

Elliptical excision

Excision of lipomas and epidermal cysts

Managing abscesses including incision and drainage

Snip shave and curettage

Removal of ingrowing toenails

Cryosurgery and electrosurgery

Setting up a service

Rules and regulations (inc CQC)

Rooms and facility requirements

The Minor Surgery contract

Equipment needed

Support staff

Medicolegal issues and consent