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Sandy Lane Health Centre, Westgate, Skelmersdale. Lancs. WN8 8LA

Railway Road Surgery, 11 Railway Road, Ormskirk, Lancs. L39 2DN

Hillside Health Centre, Tanhouse Road, Skelmersdale. Lancs WN8 6DS

North Meols Medical Centre, Church Road, Banks Southport PR9 8ET

Tel: 01695 736000   Email: Welaccg.beaconprimarycare@nhs.net  Fax: 01695 556144

Surgery Closed? Not an emergency? Not sure what to do?   CALL 111

The Minor Surgery Service is now operating!



Surgeons: MDr S Biswas, Mrs Lesley Grundy

Clinic Staff: Della Tunstall

Service Manager: Jill Foster

Procedures that we can perform:


-  Sebaceous and epidermal cysts

-  Lipoma – site and size within the limits of excision under local  anaesthetic

-  Basal Cell Carcinoma (low risk) – As per British Association of  Dermatologists Guidelines

-  Actinic keratoses (Solar keratoses)

-  Symptomatic Seborrhoeic keratosis

-  Symptomatic Intradermal naevi  

-  Dermatofibromas

-  Papilloma

-  Pyogenic granulaoma  

-  Cherry angioma

-  Cold Abcess

-  Benign Cystic Skin Lesions

-  Nail excision/avulsion

-  Wedge resection with phenolisation

-  Melancystic navei (excluding face)  

-  Biopsy/Punch Biopsy (excluding face)


-  Shoulder

-  Carpel Tunnel  (conservative treatment)

-  De quervains syndrome

-  Trigger finger

-  Tennis elbow

-  Golfers elbow

-  Plantar fascitis

-  Knee

-  Small hand joints

-  Metatarsalgia

-  Trochanteric bursitis

Procedures not suitable for this service:

Lesions in certain areas are clearly not suitable for this service, including those likely to:

-  Leave cosmetically sensitive scars

-  Cause problems with ocular closure

-  Need skin grafts or flaps to cover resulting defects

Lesions on sites of the body where nerves are superficially situated and may easily be divided are not suitable, these include:

-  Lateral side of the popliteal fossa

-  The posterior triangle of the neck

-  Pre-auricular region and side of the jaw

The above lesions should be referred to Secondary Care along with the following:

-  Any definite or strongly suspected malignancy

-  Non Truncal basal cell carcinoma

-  Squamous cell carcinoma

-  Malignant melanoma

-  Cutaneous lymphoma


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