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Minor Injury

  • Mon-Fri 8am-8pm
  • Service is open to both SMG patients and patients registered elsewhere (A&E avoidance).
  • The injury must have occurred within 48 hours and we MUST be the first port of call.

Types of Minor Injury that can be Treated

Foreign bodies

Skin

Muscle

·        removal of foreign bodies, eg. splinters, fish hooks, cotton buds from ears, earring butterflies

·        foreign bodies in eyes

·        Minor Cuts and grazes

·        cuts needing stitches

·        acute burns/scolds

·        acute sprains and strains

·        acute sports injuries

Head

Limb

Miscellaneous

·        Minor Head Injury

·        Minor Limb Injury

·        Whiplash

The service is provided by our Practice Nurses who have skills and experience in dealing with minor accidents and emergencies.

 

 

If you have a minor injury, please book in at reception. The length of your wait will depend on the seriousness of your condition, but there may also be a wait depending on the availability of the nurse - the nurses have pre-booked clinics they must also attend to, but can prioritise urgent cases.

 The 111 advice line and Out of Hours service will also always be available if you require non-life-threatening help or advice, particularly if outside of the above opening times.

 

Please note; Sleaford Medical Group is not an NHS Walk-In Centre for general Doctors' appointments. This service is only for minor injuries to relieve pressure on Accident and Emergency Departments.

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