New Patients

Register as New Patient

The practice boundary covers some local areas of Grimsby, Scartho and the surrounding villages. To register you need to request a registration form from the reception desk, complete it and return it to the surgery. If you do not reside within our boundaries, you will be informed prior to being given the forms. Please bring two forms of identification with you.  If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter, and you will be advised to book a registration check appointment.

As a registered patient you can make appointments for medical care with any of our healthcare professionals. While you can express a preference for a particular doctor for routine appointments this may not be possible for urgent appointments.

Once your registration has been accepted it is advisable to obtain at least a months supply of medication from your GP.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from Scartho Medical Centre (dependant upon your visiting address). 

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months your temporary status will expire, therefore you will need to register as a permanent patient should you wish to receive care. 

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

Disabled Patient Facilities

As a practice we take all reasonable steps to remove any physical barriers to access in the practice and there are a number of facilities available for people with disabilities:

  • Portable & Permanent Induction Loops – for those people that are hard of hearing.
  • Signs printed in acceptable colours and fonts for the visually impaired.
  • Corridors wide enough for wheelchair access.
  • Toilet facilities suitable for the disabled.
  • Ground floor consulting rooms are available for patients that are unable to use the stairs or lifts.
  • Longer appointments for patients who require one.
  • Communication available in different formats i.e. different languages, braille.
  • Free of charge interpretation services.