Why do we offer Minor Surgery to self-funding patients?

When GP Care was established over 10 years ago, it was in response to the ever changing health care landscape.  Local GPs could see that there were opportunities to deliver great patient care to their patients by offering services within the community, care closer to home and without necessarily having to attend a hospital for their appointment.  Additionally there was the opportunity to deliver efficiencies and cost savings to the NHS not by working in competition with the NHS but by complementing the work they do.

Over the last few years, there have been many changes made to the NHS funding made available to primary care for procedures, especially those which are considered cosmetic.  As a result patients, who can no longer receive these treatments from their local surgeries, are now looking to self-fund the procedures themselves.

Our Minor Surgery service was set up to accommodate this need and offer patients more choice.  We use highly experienced local doctors who specialise in Minor Surgery or Dermatology, within local surgeries that are friendly and easy to access.

Procedures are available for the removal of skin tags, moles, cysts, lipoma, keratosis and Chalazion cysts (also known as Meibomian cysts).  We offer a highly professional service and patients benefit from a one-stop appointment which includes a consultation and removal of the lesion, although, we do provide the option for a separate consultation if preferred.

We regularly receive high praise from patients that have used our Minor Surgery service like these:

  • “It has positively affected my self-confidence no-end and each day sees further improvements to the wound”
  • “The operation was very successful and was basically healed within a week when I had my stitches removed. It is currently about 3 weeks later and you can't even see a scar and my hairline is completely unaffected. I would highly recommend GP care for minor surgery such as I had. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!”

We aim to keep our prices competitive but also reflective of the gold standard service that patients receive.  If you are interested in booking a minor surgery appointment or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 0333 332 2107 or email GPCare.Minor-Surgery@nhs.net.

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