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Freshney Green Primary Care Centre
Sorrel Road, Grimsby, 01472 246100


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Patient Information


New Patients (Applicable only when our list is open)

Anyone wishing to register with practice should contact reception and request a practice information leaflet. We have an open surgery system (no appointments) and this may not suit everyone, so we ask that patient read and understand our systems before joining. 

Criteria for definite acceptances are:

  • Children of existing patients.
  • First degree family members of existing patients.
  • Patients moving into the town from outside of the area.


Patients will be asked where they live. If not in the immediate practice locale then patients will be asked to consider registering with a practice nearer to where they live. This is to try to alleviate the problem of the patient and healthcare professionals travelling around the town.

Please note that we have strict boundaries and if a patient moves to an area outside these boundaries, they will be asked to find a new GP within 14 days of notifying their address change. We do not accept patients from Immingham and its surrounding areas.

All new Patients will be asked to sign the New Patient Contract and should see Nurse in any routine Surgery for a new Patient check record: Blood Pressure, Height, Weight, Urine Test, Family History.

Temporary Registration

If you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery.

If you need treatment for more than one day you will need to register with that GP surgery as a temporary or permanent patient.

The surgery will ask you to complete a Temporary services form GMS3

You can register as a temporary resident if you plan to live near the GP surgery for up to three months.

After three months you will have to apply to register with that surgery as a permanent resident.

You can register temporarily with a GP while away from home for work, study or holiday. You'll still remain registered with your permanent GP.

Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your GP, who will add the information to your medical records.

If your application to become a temporary patient is refused, you can still receive emergency treatment for up to 14 days.

What information do I need?

Try to have the following information with you when you see your temporary GP for the first time:

  • details of any medical conditions you have
  • details of medical conditions you've had in the past 
  • the name of any medicines you're currently taking
  • details of anything you're allergic to
  • contact details for your permanent or previous GP
  • NHS number

For further information visit NHS Choices website

Patient Data Extraction

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

Please read the leaflet that outlines what we do with that information.