Minor surgery in primary care has long been held to be popular with patients.
Those provided as part of a Therapeutic injections used in a variety of conditions. These include, for example:
- Injections into joints (steroids but also perhaps viscosupplementation).
- Aspiration of joints.
- Injection of tennis and golfer’s elbow, or carpal tunnel injection.
- Injection of varicose veins and piles.
Other procedures which the practice is deemed competent to carry out – eg, skin biopsy (punch and shave), endometrial sampling, removal of toenails, removal of contraceptive implants, evacuation of perianal haematomas and removal of skin lesions where clinically indicated (see local guidance).