Minor Injuries

If you have a minor injury, such as a cut that need stitches, a broken bone, a sprains or minor burn, please call NHS 24 on 111 and ask for the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) service.


NHS 24 will give you advice on what to do next. This may include a video or telephone consultation, and/or, a face-to-face appointment at one of the MIUs.

If you are referred to the MIU, your assessment will be carried out by a team of highly experienced staff, led by Emergency Nurse Practitioners. They will give you quick access to health information, advice and treatment. Treatment includes being able to arrange x-rays if required, apply plasters or splints and stitch and dress wounds.


Your local MIU can treat you if you have:

  • Cuts and wounds (including those that may need stitches)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Sprains, minor injuries or broken bones – in legs below the knee, and arms below the shoulder, where you can bear the weight through your foot or move your fingers (our experienced staff can arrange x-rays and apply plaster if required)
  • Insect bites or other animal bites
  • Tetanus immunisation after an injury
  • Minor head injury – where there has been no loss of consciousness or vomiting, and no residual symptoms i.e. headache, nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness or any other symptom of concussion
  • Removal of foreign bodies from eyes, nose or ears
  • Nose injuries and broken noses
  • Removal of rings, earrings and studs.

This link takes you to the GGC MIU website - Minor Injuries Unit - NHSGGC