Minor Illness and Injuries Unit Peterborough

Patients living in and around Peterborough can now use a new Minor Illness and Injuries Unit (MIIU) based in the City Care Centre on Thorpe Road, Peterborough.

This new service offers a wider range of treatments and urgent care services such as stitching wounds, applying casts, treating burns and taking X-rays. Its main aim is to help take the strain off the accident and emergency service, which is often used unnecessarily at a cost of £1.3million a year. 
Open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm and led by staff with both nursing and medical backgrounds with enhanced skills, enabling them to see, treat and discharge patients independently. No appointment is necessary and the service aims to see and start patients’ treatments within 45 minutes of their arrival.

The new MIIU has been commissioned by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who are responsible for the £850 million NHS healthcare budget for Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and parts of Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Cath Mitchell, Local Chief Officer Borderline and Peterborough Local Commissioning Groups (LCGs), said: “The new Minor Illness and Injury Unit (MIIU) is a significant development in our plans to improve and reshape GP and u