Full Sterility and Safe Practise
Minor surgery in general practice has a low incidence of complications.
It is important that practices providing minor surgery operate to the highest possible standards.
To maintain high standards practices should:
- Have approved sterilisation procedures that reflect national guidelines
- Obtain sterile packs from the local CSSD
- Use disposable sterile instruments
Sterilising equipment should be maintained regularly. The practice must have an infection control policy, which covers excised specimens, the disposal of clinical waste and the handling of used instruments.
The recommendations are divided into three broad recommendation headings:
- Hand hygiene: hands must be decontaminated immediately before each and every episode of direct patient contact or care and after any activity or contact that could potentially result in hands becoming contaminated.
- The use of personal protective equipment: gloves must be worn as single-use items. They must be put on immediately before an episode of patient contact or treatment and removed as soon as the activity is completed. Gloves must be changed between caring for different patients, and between different care or treatment activities for the same patient. In a recent study only 33.1% GPs reported wearing gloves during minor operations.
- The safe use and disposal of sharps.
About the London Circumcision Clinic
The LCC is a London based circumcision clinic providing a safe and sterile environment at which, the surgical procedure of circumcisions are carried out by NHS qualified doctors on all groups of adult males. The clinic is equipped with all the latest equipment to ensure all circumcisions are carried out properly and to avoid any complications.
We have experienced NHS surgeons that carry out the circumcision procedures.