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Community Services

District Nurses – CPG

Available Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm / Saturday & Sunday, 8.30am – 12.30pm / Bank Holiday, 8.30am – 12.30pm.

The out of hours team is available 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.

The district nursing team provide a range of interventions including:

  • Assessment of health and social care needs, formulating an agreed care plan
  • End of life care
  • Chronic and acute wound care
  • Education in the prevention of pressure ulcers and provision of equipment
  • Continence assessment and advice
  • Venepuncture for management of patient’s long term conditions
  • Support and advice for patients and carers in self-management of their care
The service is available across GP practices across North East Lincolnshire. Referrals are subject to an assessment by a health or social care professional.

Contact information

01472 256780

Out of hours contact the team via the Single Point of Access on 01472 256256 / 03033 306602

District Nurses – Freshney Pelham

Criteria: Patients must be registered with one of the below three practices within the Freshney Pelham PCN:

  • Woodfield Medical Practice
  • Littlefield Medical Practice
  • Pelham Medical PRactice

Contact information

01472 256780

Out of hours contact the team via the Single Point of Access on 01472 256256 / 03033 306602

Dental – Emergency Dental Services

Patients registered with a dentist should contact their dentist for emergency dental treatment.

Patients without a regular dentist, should contact NHS 111 to source an emergency appointment.

Understanding NHS dental charges 

Contact information

For patients at Woodfield: 01472 245040 / 01472 245046

For patients at Littlefield: 01472 245044

For patients at Pelham: 01472 245045

For frailty and long-term conditions: 01472 245082

North East Lincolnshire Council – Health Visitors

Available Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The Health Visiting service is available to all families in North East Lincolnshire who are expecting a baby, have a new born or a child up to the age of 5.

Information on Health Visitor appointments

  • Antenatal appointment – offered to you from 28 weeks pregnant, you’ll meet your health visitor who will talk about our service and preparing for your baby’s arrival
  • New birth visit – your health visitor will come to your home when your baby is 10 – 14 days old. You can ask any questions and talk about your first weeks with your new baby.
  • Postnatal contact – your health visitor will come again 6 – 8 weeks after birth, where they will review your baby’s development, growth and overall wellbeing
  • Health review – appointments at 9 – 12 months and 2 – 2.5 yrs old to check up on your child’s development, growth and overall wellbeing.

Healthy Start

If receiving a qualifying benefit and at least 10 weeks pregnant, or have a child under 4 yrs old, help may be available to buy milk, fruit, and vegetables.

Start for Life

Trusted NHS advice and guidance on having a healthy and happy baby during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Contact information


North East Lincolnshire Council – Breastfeeding Support

Infant Feeding Team, Nunsthorpe and Bradley Park Children’s Centre, Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby,
DN33 1AN

Breastfeeding support. Important information about breastfeeding in North East Lincolnshire.

Breastfeeding Welcome Venues

The Breastfeeding Network

Available 365 days a year, 9.30am – 9.30pm.

The National Breastfeeding Helpline is offering non-judgemental, evidence based, friendly breastfeeding support and information to anyone in the UK who needs it.

Contact information

03001 000212


North East Lincolnshire Council – School Nurses

School Nursing, William Molson Centre, Kent Street, Grimsby,
DN32 7DJ

Available Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm (except Bank Holidays).

The School Nursing service is available to children from the age of 4.5 yrs, young people and their families. We work in partnership with GP’s, schools, family hub practitioners and various other professionals to meet identified needs and provide the best possible care.

Services offered to all children: National child measurement programme (Reception and Year 6)

School nurses also offer help with:

  • Healthy lifestyles i.e. sleep, smoking, growth, dental health
  • Bladder and bowel concerns
  • Relationships and sexual health
  • Health issues impacting on school attendance
  • School transition support
  • Vulnerable children – unmet physical needs

Contact information

01472 323660

Children 11 yrs – 19 yrs can contact the team via text: 07507 331620


To ask for help from the school nursing service, you can also complete the referral form


NLaG – ADL (Activities of Daily Living) equipment

1 – 15 Kingsley Grove, Grimsby,
DN33 1NU


Available Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm / Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Patients who are able to attend and with non-complex issues can access the drop-in clinic at the Assisted Living Centre by telephoning Single Point of Access or by drop in at the clinic (although no guarantee of same day/time appointment).

Some items of equipment at the Assisted Living Centre can be offered for self-purchase without assessment or if the individual doesn’t meet criteria to provide.

Where requesting an assessment, individuals can be assessed with a range of equipment on site.

This functional assessment, carried out at the clinic can lead to simple provision or for more complex needs an onward referral can be made to Community Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy on behalf of the individual. 

Contact information

01472 256256

NLaG – Wheelchairs

1 – 15 Kingsley Grove, Grimsby,
DN33 1NU


Available Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

For patients registered with a North East Lincolnshire GP practice.

Self-referral can be accessed by phoning the admin team who support patients to gain the details needed on the referral form before passing onto clinicians for triage and then any necessary intervention can be arranged.

All referrals are triaged to ensure they meet criteria and should progress to assessment with a clinician. In addition, where there are complex issues raised in the requests other clinicians involved may be contact for corroborating information or for advice.

Contact information

01472 875323 / 03033 304730 / 03033 304754

Podiatry – Age UK

27 Osborne Street, Grimsby,
DN31 1EY

20 Wardall Street, Cleethorpes,
DN35 8HA

Suitable for those aged 50 yrs +.

The range of services will include a range of treatments available from toenail clipping to full clinical services from a full trained foot health practitioner.

Appointments available Friday, 9am – 4pm at the Grimsby site.
Appointments available Thursday, 9am – 4pm at the Cleethorpes site.

Prices start at £20.00 and a percentage of this will go to supporting your local charity.

Contact information

01472 344976 option 1 for Grimsby / option 2 for Cleethorpes



Podiatry – NLAG Self Request for Podiatry Assessment

This service is for people aged 16 years of age and over with podiatry problems and registered with a local GP practice.

This self-referral route allows patients to access Podiatry Services quickly, without needing to see a GP or health professional first.

Do not use self-referral:

  • If your GP is out of our geographical area
  • If you have received treatment from the podiatry service for the same condition in the last 6 months
  • If you require routine nail cutting and skin care (corns and callus) and you don’t have an underlying long term medical condition
  • If you require advise for fungal nails or verrucae
  • If you are looking for a home visit and are not bed bound. We provide a very limited home visit service and would support you to attend one of our clinics.

Contact information

To self refer complete the form, as fully as your are able, and email to the appropriate email address, depending on your locality.

North East Lincolnshire community: nlg-tr.gypodiatry@nhs.net

Alternatively, completed forms can be printed and sent by post to:
North East Lincolnshire community, Podiatry Admin Office, Scartho Medical Centre, Springfield Road, Grimsby, DN33 3JF

Online self referral form

Ear Syringing/irrigation

Ear syringing is no longer a core service provided by a GP practices.

Patients can be directed to local pharmacies under the Minor Ailments Scheme or Community Pharmacy First for advice on treating ear wax build up.

In cases where patients are experiencing hearing loss they may require an appointment at the practice to be referred to audiology/local microsuction service (dependant on eligibility).

Inclusion Criteria for miscrosuction referral:

  • Suspected/confirmed history of ear drum perforation
  • Recurrent/recent Otitis Externa
  • Previous mastoid or ear surgery
  • Gromments in place
  • Complete unilateral deafness in contralateral ear
  • Otalgia or otorrhoea
  • A requirement to view tympanic membrane
  • Impacted wax which has not cleared with conservative management.

Exclusion Criteria for microsuction referral:

  • Children aged 5 and under
  • Removal of simple ear wax
  • Previous history of contra-indications following miscrosuction
  • History of dizziness
  • Having a condition which can cause sudden movements – e.g. Parkinson’s
  • Overly sensitive to loud noises 

Contact information

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