Nov 052020

For advice about a minor injury please dial NHS 24 on 111 to be referred to the right service. If appropriate, they will arrange an appointment either by video call or face to face if you require further assessment or treatment. 

This service can help adults and children aged 18 months and over who have a recent minor injury including:

  • strains and sprains
  • wounds and minor burns
  • minor bumps to head and face
  • simple eye injuries
  • insect bites and stings

If you are given an appoinment for a video consultation 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.  If you do not have video technology, but need to be seen, you will be given an appointment at a minor injuries service.

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 you require a face to face appointment at a minor injuries service you will be given a convenient appointment time to save you waiting when you attend.