Minor Injury

Beccles Medical Centre Minor Injury service (MI) provides treatment for less serious injuries less than 48 hours old, that would typically be dealt with by a hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. The priority at A&E is to treat serious/life threatening conditions. The Minor Injuries service is staffed by experienced clinicians and patients will be assessed and treated as quickly as possible.

If you are unsure where to seek advice, please contact 111 who will be able to advise you.

If your condition cannot be dealt with at the Minor Injuries service, then you will be referred to the nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E) or to another appropriate service.

The service offers treatment to anyone registered at Beccles Medical Centre with a minor injury and there is no age limit. It is a walk-in service for minor injuries only and you do not need to make an appointment.

Patients are seen in order of priority. During busy periods, waiting times will inevitably be longer but our aim is to see you as quickly as possible. MI is open from Monday-Friday from 08:30-18:00. Please report to the receptionist at the surgery.

Please note that the Minor Injuries service is not for minor illness. You should only attend for minor injures which are less than 48 hours old.

The Minor Injuries service cannot treat:

  • Injuries more than 48 hours old
  • Chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Major injuries or broken bones
  • Problems usually dealt with by a GP, including minor illnesses
  • Stomach pains
  • Pregnancy Problems
  • Drug overdoses or poisoning
  • Alcohol related problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Conditions likely to require hospital admission
  • Gynaecological problems