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 have the cheapest 1-day and 2-day courses on the market, at only £295 and £425 respectively
  • We only use the best venues to give you a comfortable experience

Interested? Read on for more details

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.

If there is a national or local lockdown in place during the course, preventing it from going ahead, you will be offered a full refund or a free deferment to the next course. If you develop Covid19 symptoms prior to attending the course and need to self-isolate, you will be offered a free deferment to the next course

Multiple courses at multiple locations

We are delighted to announce that our Minor Surgery Course for GPs will be taking place all over the UK. We have courses running in Leicester, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Please see below for more details on available venues and dates.

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 ALL skill levels

The course is tailor-made to help novices build their skills and confidence, whilst allowing intermediates to fine-tune and enhance their surgical skills. Our update and upskilling courses are perfect for more experienced practitioners. 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. Our 1-day update courses are only £295 and our 2-day courses are 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 the model syllabus for our 2-day course, please click here

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

Edinburgh | 2-3 July 2021

FULLY BOOKED

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

 

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Birmingham | 24-25 September 2021

 

To be held at The Jurys Inn Hotel, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ. Only £425

 

mercure bristol

Bristol | 3-4 December 2021

 

To be held at The Mercure Hotel, Holland House, Redcliffe Hill, Redcliffe, Bristol. BS1 6SQ. Only £425

 

DT victoria

London | 10 Dec 2021

1-DAY UPDATE AND UPSKILL COURSE FOR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS

The most advanced update and upskill course, covering operating in the danger triangle, head and neck and how to do flaps

To be held at Doubletree Hilton Hotel London Victoria, 2 Bridge Place, Pimlico, London. SW1V 1QA. Only £295

 

Testimonials

"Loved this course. Having never done surgery before, I was worried but was pleasantly surprised how confident I felt after leaving the course. I now practice Minor Surgery at my GP Practice - thank you for a fantastic course!"

"Thoroughly recommend this course - even if it was on the moon I would have travelled there!"

"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

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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