It is well known that NB Medical Education enables busy GPs and nurses to stay up to date in clinical practice, by providing all the relevant and recent evidenced based medicine in a fun and digestible format. For years, we have been helping to ensure that general practice remains high quality, safe, and effective.

Amongst our growing portfolio of courses, we have often been asked to provide courses on minor surgery, skin cancer and joint injections. Many GPs do not feel confident in starting these procedures themselves, or they may require an update mandated by NHS England or their CCG.

To meet this need we have partnered with Medical Skills Courses, who have been delivering ‘The Minor Surgery Course ™’ and their Joint Injection Course for nearly a decade. They have taught and received positive feedback from thousands of GPs in this time. We completely share their passion for equipping primary care with the best skills, knowledge and techniques, and enabling practices to offer a gold standard surgical service to their patients.

The courses teaching is focused on the delegate doing the practical work, so you will be getting hands on experience using exclusive simulation equipment (not simply asking you to sew up a piece of smelly pork belly like some of the more budget courses.)

Delivered by experienced GPs, Plastic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Extended Scope Physiotherapists, by the end of the two days you will be accredited, or re-accredited, and proficient and confident to start delivering Minor Surgery in your practice.

The Minor Surgery and Joint injection courses are suitable for GPs, GP Trainees and Primary Care Nurses and other members of the clinical team. Similar to NB, they consist of a series of short vignettes and discussions. These are followed by live and video demonstrations and considerable supervised practical experience. Our discussions are all based on personal experience, latest evidence and case studies.

The focus is not around sit down lectures, but more styled on smaller groups of delegates having interactive discussions with the team, with the time to cover the full range of procedures within the core GP contract, and the Minor Surgery DES.

The Minor Surgery Course syllabus includes:
  • Pre-operative requirements – premises, equipment, contract, consent, CQC etc
  • Assessment – making a correct diagnosis and tools to help this
  • Preparation – several techniques to lower the chance of complications
  • Surgical Techniques – Naevi, Cysts, Abscesses, Lipoma, LA, Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
  • Wound Closure Techniques – 6+ closure techniques
  • Post-operative – Tips to reduce your workload, reduce problems and have happy patients
This highly popular Minor Surgery Course has nationally recognised course content, and is fully accredited by NHS England to cover Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Minor Surgery Directly Enhanced Service, including DOPS assessment for GPs requiring re-accreditation.

Joint Injection Course syllabus includes:
  • The diagnosis of a range of soft tissue Injuries
  • The Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries and the principles of corticosteroid injection therapy
  • Corticosteroid injection practice: Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Wrist
With all courses you will receive a fully referenced handbook with diagrams, photographs and assessment techniques, that you can re-download with each update. You will have access to a range of high quality videos, consent forms and any other relevant national guidelines via a web link.

To date, thousands of happy practitioners have been on the course, with more than 99% of delegates saying they would recommend this course to a colleague.

‘The pitch level of the educational content was perfect…. I would suggest that this should be required for any GP planning to offer this service. The course handbook is exceptional.’

So if you are looking for a highly rated, hands on practical course which has been accredited by the RSM, RCGP and NHS England, then we look forward to seeing you on this famous Minor Surgery Course and our Joint Injection Course.