Welcome to the Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC)

This Association is for all those who perform surgical procedures in the community. We provide support, training and professional development to our members. We host an annual conference and run an accredited audit programme.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in developing such services; be that in medical, nursing, commissioning or related sectors.

The Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC) is affiliated with the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and has links with the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Association of Surgeons in Training and the British Association of day surgery. We are pleased to announce that from February 2013 ASPC has joined ranks with PCSA, our sister organisation in the Republic of Ireland.

The ASPC liases with the Care Quality Commission, Care Commissioning Groups and represents members in negotiations affecting the provision of surgery in the community. Our Council includes experts across the spectrum of Community surgery who provide a valuable information resource to all ASPC members.


ASPC VAS19 – Vasectomy Study Day Presentations

The Presentations from the ASPC 2019 Vasectomy Study Day are now available to view by members only login. Via the link below to find out more.

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Courses / Events

A variety of courses are available to our members including the popular Minor Surgery Update Courses. Click on the link below to find out more.

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The ASPC Newsletter from the President is available to view or download. Click on the link below to find out more.

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Examples of surgical procedure performed by our members (under Local Anaesthesia):

  • Removal of lumps and bumps
  • Hand procedures (i.e. Carpal Tunnel
  • Decompression)
  • Simple hernia repair
  • Vasectomy
  • Haemorrhoid treatment
  • Podiatry procedures
  • Incisions, excisions, cauterization cryotherapy and a range of other techniques