Call MIA first for advice on Minor Injuries

NHS Lothian is asking anyone with a minor injury to Call MIA first to get advice about minor injuries quickly and safely.

Call MIA is an online video consultation service for patients aged 8 years and over who have an injury less than 14 days old. It is carried out by a qualified Nurse Practitioner who can provide advice in minutes on injuries including:

    •     strains, sprains and suspected broken bones of arms and legs
    •     wounds and minor burns
    •     minor bumps to head and face
    •     simple eye injuries
    •     insect bites and stings


A lot of minor injuries can be treated from the comfort of your own home or with the help of a local pharmacist. If you do need to be examined in person, Call MIA will arrange a suitable appointment at a minor injuries service so you don’t need to wait when you attend.

To arrange an appointment call freephone 0300 790 6267 between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week.

If your minor injury is over 14 days old, please contact your local GP.  Children aged 7 years and under should attend one of the services at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Western General Hospital or St John’s Hospital, but if under 1 year should attend the Emergency Department at RHSC or SJH

For more information about Call MIA visit services.nhslothian.scot/CallMIA

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