Minor Surgery course
This interactive course is run once a year in the Postgraduate Medical Department at York Hospital by a team comprising two GPs who are actively involved in Minor Surgery. The interactive two day course, combines theoretical and practical sessions on excising pigmented lesions and cysts, toenail surgery and the different suturing techniques. There are similar sessions on curettage and cautery. The practical sessions use latex work stations to give participants plenty of practical experience. The final session concentrates on the theory of joint and soft tissue injections, with the opportunity to practise these skills on special latex models. The course concentrates on beginners, but also allows those with basic minor surgery skills to concentrate on improving these.