NHS Walk In Centres (WiCs) are usually managed by nurses and are available to everyone.  Patients do not need an appointment and most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours. 

Some NHS WiCs offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems. 

GP-led walk-in centres

Walk-in centres are staffed by health professionals that will see you without an appointment if you have an urgent concern.

Open from 8am-8pm and you don’t need an appointment to see a GP or a nurse.

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from a minor injuries unit or urgent care centre, rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

Minor injuries units and urgent care centres are usually led by nurses, and an appointment is not necessary.

Minor injuries units and urgent care centres can treat: