North Lincolnshire.

Available Specialties

ENT, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Oncology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Psychiatry and Respiratory Medicine


The geography of the area is that of the Lincolnshire Wolds with gently rolling countryside and the two main conurbations of Scunthorpe and Grimsby. Scunthorpe is best known as a steel town and Grimsby as a fishing port but both have had to develop a myriad of other industries in the last twenty years.

The programme was initially two schemes based in Grimsby and Scunthorpe which united in the early 1990s to make it stronger and more diverse.


Our strength is that we are a small friendly supportive scheme. We aim to help trainees to develop into complete General Practitioners so that they can provide excellent primary healthcare for their patients and also accept responsibility for their own educational development throughout their professional careers. Learning must not stop on completion of the course therefore development of a self-directed, acquisitive approach to learning is important. The half day release teaching sessions occur on Tuesdays rotating between the two district general hospitals. The majority of the teaching is in small groups.

We currently offer 18mths of training in general practice and the remainder in one of the local district general hospitals (Diana Princess of Wales, Grimsby or Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe). The practices involved in training offer a wide range of experience in General Practice – large and small, town and country, dispensing and non dispensing, PMS and GMS. All practices are modern and fully equipped.

Further Information

Northern Lincolnshire: 

GPSTP Coordinator: Shabana Farooq

Tel:  01724 290177