One Day Minor Surgical Skills Update and Assessment

One Day Minor Surgical Skills Update and Assessment

This is a one day clinic based event to update and refresh experienced practitioners who are carrying out minor surgical procedures procedures and wish to meet the requirements of the 2014 DES Minor Surgery Contract.

Why Choose MATA?

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

Delegates will also be exposed to the pros and cons of the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and it’s role in minor surgery and joint injections. This is a very exciting groundbreaking area is unique to our courses. Further training can then be arranged in this area at another date if delegates are interested.

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.
What Does this Course Cover?

  • Skin cancer (NICE guidelines)
  • Patient assessment
  • Minor surgery tips
  • Joint injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Practical workshops for lesion, cyst, lipomas, ingrown toenail removal
  • Practical workshops for suturing

Who Should Attend?

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


Tutors are from our highly skilled group of GPs, GPwSI, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and MSK Physiotherapists.
Our lead tutor is Dr. Apul Parikh (MBChB, MRCS, EBOPRAS, MRCGP< PGdipClin Ed) who is the current lead for minor surgery at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).