2 Day Minor Surgical Skills Training Courses

This is a two day clinic based event 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.

Why Choose MATA for Minor Surgical Skills Training?

At MATA you can be guaranteed of low delegate to teacher ratios for optimum learning.

As well as viewing various videos and demonstrations by the tutor, delegates will also undertake minor surgical procedures under the tutor’s guidance and DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills) assessments as required by NHS England.  Small group work, a question and answer session and skin and suture models to enhance learning.  This course is designed to increase confidence in surgical techniques.
What Does the Minor Surgical Skills Course Cover?

  • Skin Anatomy and physiology
  • Injury Wound Healing
  • Lesion Identification
  • Skin Cancer
  • Treatment options including curettage, cautery, diathermy, shave/ellipse excision, punch biopsy and surgery
  • Skin preparation
  • Local anaesthesia
  • Haemostasis
  • Suturing Technique
  • Cyst removal
  • Lipomas
  • Ingrown toenails/abscess removal
  • Histology
  • Medico-legal requirements
  • Adverse events and complications

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare professionals, e.g GPs, dentists, nurses, First5® GPs, VTS Trainees, GPwSI MSK, MSK physiotherapists, allied healthcare practitioners.


Mr. Apul Parikh