Minor Injuries

minor injuries

If you have a minor injury, call MIA the Minor Injuries Assessment service on 01324 566130.

You will be offered an appointment to visit a Minor Injuries Unit or a virtual video assessment. Offering video consultations for minor injuries means that patients can be seen at a convenient time from the comfort of their home or workplace.

You will need to use a device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam. At the time of your appointment, simply click on the link provided which will open a live secure chat. An experienced practitioner will then ask you questions, perhaps look at the injury and advise you on the next steps. These may be:

  • Self Care Advice
  • Ask you to attend the Minor Injuries Unit either same day or next day (an appointment time will be given)
  • Use local services such as a Pharmacy

Injuries that ARE suitable for the Call MIA service

  • Strains, sprains and suspected broken bones
  • Infected wounds
  • Minor burns
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Minor eye and ear injuries

Patients NOT suitable for the Call MIA service

  • Those who need emergency care (e.g. for chest pain, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding)
  • Injuries from more than two weeks ago
  • Patients who are seeking a second opinion
  • Children under the age of one

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