Minor Injuries Clinic

We are unable to provide a walk-in service at the surgery for the treatment of minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains or suspected broken bones.  There is a dedicated clinic at the Western General Hospital that is fully equipped to deal with these injuries. 
If you have a minor injury, please call Minor Injuries Assessment (MIA) for a confidential assessment by video call with a qualified nurse practitioner.

This service can help patients aged 12 years and over quickly and easily with a recent minor injury including:

  • strains, sprains and suspected broken bones of arms and legs
  • wounds and minor burns
  • minor bumps to head and face
  • simple eye injuries
  • insect bites and stings

To arrange a video consultation with Call MIA, and for other urgent healthcare advice which is not life-threatening please call NHS 24 on 111. You will be sent a link to open at the time of your appointment which connects you to a member of the healthcare team. To work you will need a reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam.

A Nurse Practitioner will assess your injury and provide advice and treatment within a matter of minutes. A lot of minor injuries can be treated from the comfort of your home or with the help of a local pharmacy.

If they decide you need to go to a Minor Injuries Service, you will be given a convenient appointment time to save you waiting when you attend. If you do not have video technology, but need to be seen, you will be given an appointment at a minor injuries service.

In the case of a life-threatening emergency always dial 999 for assistance.

Up to date information on the Minor Injuries department can be found by clicking here.

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