Minor Injuries

Updated on 28th November 2018 at 10:10 am


With North Tyneside’s new urgent treatment centre now open at North Tyneside General Hospital (Rake Lane).

What is urgent care?

Urgent care services provide medical care for minor injuries and minor illnesses which are not life-threatening.

Examples of urgent care needs include:

  • Minor head, ear or eye problems
  • Sprains, strains, cuts and bites
  • Children’s minor injuries and ailments
  • Abscesses or wound infections

Urgent Treatment Centre

The new Urgent Treatment Centre at North Tyneside General Hospital offers GP-led healthcare for patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses.

North Tyneside’s Urgent Treatment Centre is at:

  • North Tyneside General Hospital
    Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH
  • Walk-in access available 8am to midnight every day
  • If you have an urgent medical concern outside these hours, call 111

NHS 111

If you have an urgent medical concern, call NHS 111. Fully trained advisors are available 24 hours a day and can put you through to healthcare professionals to ensure you get the right medical attention in the most appropriate place.


Looking after yourself and your family


Check your first aid kit is well stocked.

Be prepared with basic medical supplies, eg pain relief tablets, plasters and antiseptic wipes.

The NHS website www.nhs.uk can help you understand how to treat some health conditions such as a common cold.

If you are a parent or carer of a child under 5, search ‘NHS child health’ for a free app to help you look after your child’s health.


Your local pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of minor illnesses including:

  • Coughs and colds
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Aches and pains
  • Runny noses • Hay fever
  • Headaches • Healthy eating advice
  • Emergency contraception
  • Stopping smoking

Search www.nhs.uk for your nearest pharmacy



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