Minor Illness, Surgery and Injury Clinics

If you would like to book one of these clinics or services, please visit our Consulting Room.

Minor Illness Clinic

Why wait to consult with a doctor for a minor illness, when you can book directly to see the nurse practitioner in the daily minor illness clinic? You can book an appointment online, by phone or in person. You will get an appointment within 48 working hours. Minor illnesses by definition are not urgent or emergency problems, so please wait for an appointment in the minor illness clinic if your problem is a minor illness.

Minor Surgery

Parkside Medical Centre offers our NHS patients minor operations (minor surgery) in the comfort and convenience of your local surgery setting, if you and your doctor agree that this would be beneficial for you. We are able to offer:

  • Suture removal
  • Steroid injections (shoulder, knee, wrist, trigger finger, DeQuervains, tendonitis, epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis)
  • Wedge incision for ingrowing toe nails
  • Drainage of abscesses and dressing
  • Symptomatic sebaceous cyst with low priority approval
  • Symptomatic skin tags with low priority approval
  • Symptomatic seborrhoic warts with low priority approval

We use sterile single-use instruments and follow aseptic techniques to ensure the lowest possible risk of infection.

Before you consider minor surgery you must consider the risk of having minor surgery including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Failure of procedure – the procedure may not work to resolve your problem
  • Recurrence of problem – Your problem may recur in the future

There will be other risk depending on the exact procedure that you are undertaking and your doctor will discuss this with you in more detail.

Minor Injuries

At Parkside Medical Centre we offer a minor injury service so that you can be seen locally for your injury rather than wait in A&E. If you or a member of your family has had a minor injury in the last 48 hours, please contact the surgery for a minor injury appointment with the doctor or nurse. You will usually get an appointment the same day. Please let our patient navigators know what your problem is so they can give you the most suitable and timely appointment for your injury.