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.