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NHS DIGITAL SHARING OPT OUT - we would like to reassure our patients that the proposed extraction of GP data by NHS Digital does NOT include any patients registered with this practice or in NHS Scotland. NHS Digital provide services in ENGLAND so are not able to access any data held in Scotland. You are not required to opt out as your data is already safe. We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and safeguards are in place to protect this, including when data is used for research. Further information on how NHS Scotland handles your personal information is on the NHS Inform website How the NHS handles your personal health information : NHS Inform

Minor Injuries

Minor Injury Assessment (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)

NHS Lothian are now offering a Minor Injury Assessment by video call.   Click on link above for information.

Call MIA offers patients a Minor Injuries Assessment with a qualified Nurse Practitioner using an online video service accessed from a mobile, tablet or computer with webcam. Patients will be advised if they can treat the injury at home, or with the help of a local pharmacy. If they need to be examined in person, they will be scheduled an appointment at a minor injuries service.

Changes to call MIA

Call MIA is now available by calling freephone 0300 790 6267 between 8am and 8pm.

It is available to patients aged 8 years and over with injuries that are less than 14 days old. Injuries it can advise on include:

 

  • strains, sprains and suspected broken bones to limbs only (not back, chest or abdomen)
  • wounds and minor burns (not to face, groin or hands)
  • minor bumps to head and face (with no vomiting or loss of consciousness)
  • Simple eye injuries
  • insect bites and stings with localised swelling and no evidence of allergic reaction

 

Children under 8 years old with a minor injury should attend one of the services at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Western General Hospital or St John’s Hospital, but if under 1 year should attend the Emergency Department at RHSC or SJH. 

Patients seeking advice on a minor injury over 14 days old should contact their local GP.

Call MIA is not able to assist with patients who are seeking a second opinion or with chest pain, loss of consciousness or severe, uncontrollable bleeding. 

Always call 999 in a life-threatening emergency.



 
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