GPs working in minor surgery

MDDUS recognises that GPs may undertake a range of relatively minor invasive procedures such as contraceptive implant or coil fitting, joint injections, acupuncture or minor surgery for skin lesions and "lumps and bumps". We will extend the benefits of GP membership to include work as described above where it accounts for less than 50 per cent of a member’s clinical time and where it is provided to NHS patients.

Members must ensure that they work within the limits of their competence/training, and that the time spent undertaking such work is included within the sessions declared to MDDUS for the purposes of calculating their subscription.

Members undertaking more complex or specialist work, who are treating private patients or who are exceeding the 50 per cent limit set out above, should contact our Membership Services Department for a tailored quote.

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