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Wounds, burns, cuts and grazes

Urgent Care Centres at HCA UK have dedicated facilities to provide first aid and treatment for minor wounds, burns, cuts or grazes.

Most minor injuries (skin lacerations, small 1st degree burns, minor abscesses) can be seen and treated within the department. This includes cleaning and washout, suturing under local anaesthetic, wound dressing, x-rays, antibiotics and tetanus. Our expert nursing and medical team will first assess your injury, and then provide appropriate treatment or referral for specialist care. 

We can also arrange short and long term follow-up in the department to review and ensure appropriate wound healing. The HCA UK network of private specialist consultants are available for referral for more complex injuries and wounds, after you have been treat by the urgent care team.

A range of wound, burns and injuries that we commonly see include:


Skin infections (including abscesses or collections of pus)


Treatment available

  • Antibiotics
  • Pain relief
  • Wound swabs
  • Incision and drainage
  • Referral where required

Minor Burns (minor 1st degree burns)


Treatment available

  • Assessment of injury
  • Pain relief
  • Burns advice
  • Dressings
  • Follow-up recommendation/referral

Lacerations (cuts and grazes)


Treatment available

  • Full assessment and examination of injury
  • Pain relief
  • Wound exploration
  • X-rays where required
  • Suturing/gluing/steri-strips
  • Antibiotics/Tetanus
  • Dressings
  • Wound care advice.

In addition we also can review long term wounds, arrange wound reviews and organise suitable dressing.

How to access our Urgent Care Centres

All of our Urgent Care Centres operate a walk-in service. Simply walk in to see a doctor quickly. If you wish to speak to us in advance, please call:

020 3910 2412

For any life threatening conditions patients should always call 999 or go the nearest NHS emergency department

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