Many people go to Accident and Emergency when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a Minor Injuries Unit. In Accident and Emergency staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions, so if you go there with a minor injury you may have to wait longer to be seen. It is better to go to a Minor Injuries Unit if there is one locally.
You don’t need an appointment to visit a Minor Injuries Unit. They are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.
Minor Injuries Units can treat a wide variety of problems including cuts and grazes, sprains and strains, broken bones (fractures), bites and stings (including problems: minor eye infections, scratches or something stuck in your eye).
Please note that First Aid Units do not have X-Ray support so it is best to call prior to attending if you are concerned that an X-Ray may be required.
How to find your nearest Minor Injury Unit or First Aid Unit
There are MIUs in Abingdon, Henley and Witney.
There are FAUs in Bicester, Chipping Norton and Wallingford.
For information about minor injuries units and first aid units in Oxfordshire including opening hours, contact details and location information please visit: http://bit.ly/sIEl2A
Find it on your phone
To see on a map where your nearest MIU or FAU is in Oxfordshire:
Download OCCG’s Choose Well app to your smart phone to find health services closest to where you are in Oxfordshire. Visit the app store to download the app for Android or iOS operating systems. See http://bit.ly/iphoneappchoosewell or