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Swindon's Walk-in Services are for less serious injuries, such deep cuts, eye injury, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds.
Many people go to Accident and Emergency when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a Walk-in Centre. In Accident and Emergency staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions, so if you go there with a minor injury you may have to wait longer to be seen. It is therefore better to go to a Walk-in Centre.
You don't need an appointment to visit a Walk-in Centre. They are run by a team of highly qualified nurse practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.
Swindon NHS Health Centre is a Walk-in Centre based in Islington Street in Swindon. It is a nurse led facility run by nurse practitioners. They can see and treat:
The practitioners can also provide health promotion advice including blood pressure testing and emergency contraception. They can issue prescriptions for medication where appropriate.
NB: The walk-in facility does not have access to x-ray requests or long-term conditions that need referral to specialists or routine blood tests.
Patients are seen in order of arrival unless their medical condition is urgent. This service does not offer appointments or telephone advice.