Minor Surgery Courses

What makes our courses different?

We are not your average minor surgery course - your education and experience is at the forefront of our mind. We have run this course countless time and trained, 3,000 GPs to date. This is what makes us stand out:

  • We run RCGP Accredited Minor Surgery Courses
  • We will give you instruments, sutures and a skin model to take home and practice with to solidify your learning
  • The course will be more practice-focused rather than theory-heavy. The best way to learn how to perform surgery is by practising it, not listening to lectures!
  • You will be taught by a dynamic and vastly experienced GP, who is a Professor in Primary Care and is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • We have the cheapest 1-day and 2-day courses on the market, at only £350 and £550 respectively
  • We only use the best venues to give you a comfortable experience

Interested? Read on for more details


We are fully accredited by the RCGP and NHS-England. Our course includes Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) to maintain our accreditation with these bodies. Attendees can rest assured in the confidence that their skills have been assessed as competent and signed-off prior to completing the course

Multiple courses at multiple locations

We are delighted to announce that our Minor Surgery Course for GPs will be taking place all over the UK. We have courses running in Leicester, Cardiff, Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Please see below for more details on available venues and dates.

Taught by accredited GP

This course is led by Professor Fahad Rizvi, a GP and academic who was a surgeon for 6 years prior to moving into general practice, though he still remains a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care. He is a highly experienced teacher of minor surgery and carries out advanced minor surgery at various practices throughout Leicestershire, including vasectomies, carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release and a vast array of other advanced surgical procedures. This allows for the course to be particularly targeted to those working in Primary Care but also has scope to teach techniques beyond an average minor surgery course.

For ALL skill levels

The course is tailor-made to help novices build their skills and confidence, whilst allowing intermediates to fine-tune and enhance their surgical skills. Our update and upskilling courses are perfect for more experienced practitioners. With a tailor-made approach for each individual, we will ensure that you are not being left behind, nor being left to twiddle your thumbs! We are proud that our course has a primary focus on practical experience as opposed to being theory-heavy like other courses

Competitively priced

We are the cheapest minor surgery course on the market. Our 1-day update courses are only £350 and our 2-day courses are only £550. This will cover the curriculum handbook, equipment necessary to run the course, venue hire and ensure free refreshments and lunch on both days.

Model Syllabus

To view the model syllabus for our 2-day course, please click here


Leicester | 12-13 September 2024

To be held at The Grand Hotel, Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6ES. Only £550


Birmingham | 19 September 2024

1-day UPDATE course for experienced clinicians
To be held at The National Conference Centre, Coventry Rd, Bickenhill, Hampton in Arden, Solihull B92 0EJ. Only £350

Manchester | 26 September 2024

1-day UPDATE course for experienced clinicians
To be held at DoubleTree Hilton Manchester Piccadilly. Only £350
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Oxford | 10-11 October 2024

To be held at Leonardo Royal Hotel, Oxford. Only £550

London | 28-29 November 2024

To be held at Danubius Hotel Regents Park, 18 Lodge Rd, London NW8 7JT. Only £550

Cambridge | 6-7 February 2025

To be held at The Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6BW. Only £550


"Loved this course. Having never done surgery before, I was worried but was pleasantly surprised how confident I felt after leaving the course. I now practice Minor Surgery at my GP Practice - thank you for a fantastic course!"

"Thoroughly recommend this course - even if it was on the moon I would have travelled there!"

"Very refreshing to see a course so well-designed for the benefit of the attendees and so much better than the other courses out there. Really recommend!"

"Really enjoyed the course. Had plenty of time for one-to-one feedback and observation. Dr Tejani and Professor Rizvi are very approachable and both have a passion for teaching which makes the experience even more valuable!"

"It was a pleasure to attend this course. Very professional approach and a lot of time given to improve our skills. Dr Abbas and Prof Fahad really made us feel comfortable in minor surgery. I strongly recommend this course :)"

"This course was very interactive, very informative and very practical. Not bombarded with unnecessary theory and level of education was just right which we need as a GP. I think this is BEST Course even if you are beginner or you want to refresh your skills and knowledge with latest guidelines. A very well managed course by Dr Tejani's team and Prof. Rizvi is marvellous and very friendly. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Minor surgical course to all the GPs who want to practice and learn minor surgical skills."

Meet the Team

We want you to become familiar with the course lead and tutor as well as the chair

Dr Abbas Tejani

Dr Abbas Tejani

Founder & Chair


Professor Fahad Rizvi

Course lead and tutor



Skin anatomy

Lesion recognition

Managing BCCs

Planning the procedure

Choosing the right equipment

Anticipating problems



Wound Closure

Deep Dermal Sutures

Horizontal Mattress Sutures

Vertical Mattress Sutures

Simple Interrupted Sutures

Subcuticular Sutures


Sterilising and preparing skin

Administering anaesthetic (including choice of method and dose)

Ring blocks and field blocks

Where to incise

Marking and measuring ellipse



Post-operative care

Wound management

Suture removal



Managing complications

Auditing practice

Surgical Techniques

Elliptical excision

Excision of lipomas and epidermal cysts

Managing abscesses including incision and drainage

Snip shave and curettage

Removal of ingrowing toenails

Cryosurgery and electrosurgery

Setting up a service

Rules and regulations (inc CQC)

Rooms and facility requirements

The Minor Surgery contract

Equipment needed

Support staff

Medicolegal issues and consent