Due to the Coronavirus crisis the Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service number below has been temporarily redirected to manage calls relating to Coronavirus.

If you have any NEW muscle or joint injury please use the Call MIA service below.  If you have ongoing problems please book a telephone appointment with a GP. 

Minor Injuries Assessment

NHS Lothian are now offering a Minor Injury Assessment by video call in your own home.  Their aim is to provide timely assessments, advice and treatment for patients.

Calling the number 07977 246848, patients will be offered an appointment for a private, secure and confidential video call assessment which they access via a link that opens a live chat with one of the Minor Injury Unit team.  Lines are open from 11am until 7pm. 

Types of injuries suitable for Call MIA:

  • strains, sprains and suspected broken bones
  • wounds and burns
  • musculoskeletal conditions (joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons)

Click here for more details.


Do you have a muscle or joint problem?  For advice and self care information you can:

Visit: www.nhsinform.scot/msk

Download:  'MSK Help' app free from app stores

Phone: The musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service on 0800 917 9390 - number temporarily redirected to manage Coronavirus-related calls.  Please visit their website for more information.

Speak to our trained advisors who will direct you to key advice to help you. If required they can send your details to your local NHS service.

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

0800 numbers are free to call from mobiles and landlines.

You must be aged 16 or over to use this service.

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