Sprains, broken bones, minor burns, skin infections
Whether you’ve heard it called an urgent treatment centre (UTC), a minor injuries unit (MIU) or a walk-in centre (they are a bit different, trust us), chances are if you’ve got an injury or illness that’s not life-threatening you’ll be able to find help from your nearest urgent care service. We’re talking broken bones, sprains and strains, minor burns, and minor head, back and chest injuries. Stuff that needs sorting pretty sharpish, but that doesn’t require a trip to A&E.
Great news, using your local urgent care service instead of A&E can also cut down on how long you have to wait for treatment. And remember, if you’re not sure where you should be going, you can always give visit 111.nhs.uk or give 111 first a call for advice.
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