Minor Injury Units

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to the service?

GPs can refer directly to the Minor Injuries Unit by using the contact details on this page or they can call the Care Co-ordination Centre on 01743 454903.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Minor Injury Units

Types of patients regularly seen

The Minor Injury Units (MIUs) see all patients with minor injuries, such as those listed below. There are no age limits, and you do not have to be a resident in Shropshire to use the facilities.

Staff at the Minor Injuries Units treat:

  • Bites, human and animal
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears
  • Fractures that require plaster only
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
  • Soft tissue injuries, for example sprains and bruises
  • Wound infections

Patients not seen by this service

We do not see patients suffering from the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Alcohol-related problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain
  • Drug overdose
  • Gynaecology problems
  • Health conditions usually treated by a GP
  • Mental health problems