Minor Surgery Clinic
Dr Verghese, assisted by a practice nurse and our HCA, carries out minor surgery in a monthly clinic, usually on a Tuesday morning. Late or non-attendance at these 30-minute slots is unacceptable.
As with any operating theatre, sterile equipment is obtained specifically for the procedures and staff are scrubbed up, dressed in masks and gowns, resulting in a wasted cost to the NHS in the event of non-attendance.
Since we also normally have a waiting list, non-attendance can cause longer delays for other patients. Non-attenders will either be removed from the waiting list or placed at the end of it.