Minor Injuries

If you have an illness that is not life threatening, contact your GP surgery first if possible. You can still call your GP outside normal surgery hours, but you will usually be directed to an out-of-hours service. The out-of-hours period is 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays, and all day at weekends and bank holidays.

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a minor injuries unit (MIU), rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

Minor injuries units can treat:

  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

Minor injuries units cannot treat:

  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • major injuries
  • problems usually dealt with by a GP
  • stomach pains
  • gynaecological problems
  • pregnancy problems
  • allergic reactions
  • overdoses
  • alcohol related problems
  • mental health problems
  • conditions likely to require hospital admission


Your local Minor Injuries Units are based at:

County Court Road
King's Lynn
Norfolk PE30 5SY
Contact 01553 774221
The service is available to ALL patients, not just those registered with St James Medical Practice. Walk-in appointments are available, or call 01553 774221. The unit is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 5.30pm.

North Cambs Minor Injuries Unit
The Park
Cambs PE13 3AB

Contact 01945 488088

North Cambs Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) can treat minor injuries for adults and children and provide a minor illness service for children over two years of age. The unit is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 6.00pm.