For clinicians

Lead person for queries: Gary Townsend - head of unplanned care
Tel: 01277 695137
Mobile: 07949 024889
Email: gary.townsend@nelft.nhs.uk
(Please do not email patient identifiable information to this address.)

Referrals

Patients can self-refer to the service.

Criteria: Patients attending with minor injuries

Exclusions:

  • head injuries (where Glasgow Coma Scale is less than 15 and there has been any history of any loss of conscious, or there is alcohol or drug-related history to the incident)
  • possible fractures of shoulder and below, and knee and below if under seven years of age
  • minor burns and scalds (more than 2%), and where airway/inhalation burns cannot be excluded
  • wounds with glass/metal/foreign body in child under 7
  • wounds with glass/metal/foreign body which presents outside x-ray hours
  • wounds with arterial bleed

All other presentations of patients with minor injuries may be accepted for initial assessment and onward management and or referral.