Minor Injuries

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. Minor Injuries Units can treat sprains and strains, broken bones, wound infections, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, insect and animal bites, minor eye injuries, injuries to the back, shoulders and chest.

There are nearby MIUs at Ripley Community Hospital and Ilkeston Community Hospital and no appointment is normally necessary as they offer a walk in service.

In addition Whitemoor also offers a limited minor injuries service. This is not a walk in service and is subject to appointment availability.

We are able to treat minor injuries that may not be suitable for normal domestic first aid and these include things such as

 

    • Bites/Stings
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Sunburn
    • Splinters
    • Bad bruises
    • Whiplash
    • Minor head injuries (where there has been no loss of consciousness.

Please remember this is not a walk in service and is strictly subject to appointment availability

NHS England has confirmed that despite the Government announcement (27 January) relating to face coverings no longer being mandatory in public places, the UK Health Security Agency’s Infection Prevention Control guidance remains in place in GP Surgeries.

This means that we will still require patients to wear face coverings (facemasks or face shields), to maintain social distance and use hand sanitiser to enter the practice building. As we are a higher risk environment, continuing these measures will help to ensure that we keep all our patients and staff safe. Please help us by wearing a mask or face covering when you visit our practice.

Thank you for your support.