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.
Delegates will also be exposed to the pros and cons of the revolutionary Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and the 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. 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 anesthesia
- Suturing Technique
- Cyst removal
- Ingrown toenails/abscess removal
- 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.
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).