If we have a suitable appointment available, we are happy to assess and treat minor injuries here at the practice, (8am - 6pm) including burns and lacerations etc. If in any doubt please telephone the surgery for advice.
Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) can also deal with many minor injuries such as sprains, cuts and grazes.
You do not need an appointment to visit a minor injuries unit. These are specialist unit’s run by a team of highly qualified registered Urgent Care Practitioners who are trained to treat a wide variety of problems including:
cuts and grazes,
sprains and strains,
broken bones (fractures),
bites and stings (including human bites),
minor head injuries,
eye problems, such as minor eye infections, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye
If your injury is not serious it is usually better to go to a Minor Injury Unit (MIU) if there is one nearby or visit your nearest Pharmacist.
Nearest Walk-in-Centres are Harrogate District Hospital (always open) and Ripon Minor Injuries Unit
Ripon Community Hospital, Firby Lane, Ripon, HG4 2PR
Ripon Hospital Minor Injuries Unit Opening hours:
The normal opening times are 8.00am to 7.00pm daily.
X-Ray for new injuries ( except chest,pelvis or head):
Monday-Friday (08.30 - 11.50am & 1pm to 4.30pm) excluding weekends and Bank Holidays
When Minor Units are closed, please contact the Out of Hours GP Services on 111 or visit your local Emergency Department (A&E)
Please note that for the duration of Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road Worls Championships, 21-29 September 2019, the Ripon Minor Injuries Unit will be extending their opening hours to 8am - 8pm.
More details about what they provide can be found at the following website http://www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/minor-injuries-unit/