Nene Valley Surgery
Green Lane, Thrapston, Northants NN14 4QL
Telephone: 01832 732456
Out of Hours: Tel: 111

Minor Injuries Service

This service is available to anyone who is NOT a patient at another practice in the area.

Our Minor Injuries Service exists to reduce pressure on the local A&E departments and is available to all patients who live or work in the area.

Our waiting times are typically much shorter than the major A&E departments.

Injuries which can be dealt with are usually less than 48 hours old and traumatic in origin of a self-presenting “walking-wounded” type. Ambulance cases are not accepted.

The following list gives and idea of what we deal with, but it is not comprehensive;

  • Following recent injury where it is suspected stitches may be required. Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques (suturing, gluing)
  • Cuts, bruises, grazes
  • Foreign bodies in skin or non-penetrating eye injuries.
  • Recent injuries not amenable to simple domestic first aid
  • Blows to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness
  • Partial thickness burns or scalds
  • Minor trauma to hands, limbs or feet