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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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