We conducted a follow-up study of patients who had attended a nurse-led minor accident and treatment service (MATS) and who had participated in a teleconsultation. Over three and a half years, 31,510 patients had attended the MATS unit and 1854 patients (5.9%) of these had participated in a teleconsultation. Of the 1854 telemedicine patients, 1199 had been referred to hospital or clinic and 1153 had actually attended. Retrospective examination of the relevant hospital records showed that in 25 cases (2%) the original telediagnosis was considered incorrect at face-to-face review and that treatment was either begun or changed in 264 cases (23%). All patients, including those discharged home after the teleconsultation, were sent a questionnaire about any changes to their injury. Of the 655 patients discharged home, a questionnaire response was obtained from 598 (91%). Following discharge, 43 of these patients had sought help from another health-care provider (the majority from their general practitioner). Of the 46 patients referred to hospital who did not keep their follow-up appointments, questionnaire results were obtained from 35 (76%). Nine of these patients had sought help from another health-care provider (the majority from their general practitioner) but there had been no change in diagnosis or treatment. Our findings suggest that teleconsultations are an effective means of delivering minor injuries care.