- 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
· 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
· Minor Head Injury
· Minor Limb Injury
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.