At NHS Walk-In Centres (WICs), you can see a nurse/GP without an appointment. They offer advice, assessment and treatment for minor ailments and injuries. They are not however designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
Your nearest NHS Walk-In Centres are:
You should attend a Minor Injuries Unit rather than going to an Accident and Emergency department, if you sustain an injury that is not serious or life-threatening.
The Minor Injuries Units treats minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment. Examples include:
- minor illnesses
- cuts and grazes
- minor scalds and burns
- strains and sprains
- bites and stings
- minor head injuries
- ear and throat infections
- minor skin infections / rashes
- minor eye conditions / infections
- stomach pains
- suspected fractures.
Your nearest Minor Injuries Units are:
You can also visit an Urgent Care Centre if you need urgent medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E. You don’t need to book an appointment and you will be seen by either a doctor or nurse.
Your nearest Urgent Care Centres are:
Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to treat serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If an ambulance is needed you should dial 999. You can also dial 112, which is the emergency number throughout the EU.
Your nearest A&E departments are at: