Archive for July, 2013

If you have an opinion about your local health services and you live in Southport or Formby, then why not come along to the ‘Big Chat’ on Wednesday 24 July, to share your views and join the debate?

NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS SFCCG) is hosting the Big Chat to find out what people think about the care and treatment they receive from the health services it plans and buys, or ‘commissions’.

It is a chance for people to meet members of NHS SFCCG, which became responsible for commissioning the majority of local health services on 1 April 2013. There will also be updates on NHS SFCCG’s work so far and what more it will be doing in the coming months.

Dr Niall Leonard, Chair of NHS SFCCG, said: “At the Big Chat people will hear about the work we’ve done in our first four months and what else we’re planning to do during our first full year in charge of commissioning local health services.

Fiona Clark, Chief Officer of NHS SFCCG, said: “Nearly 100 people came to our first Big Chat last summer and we hope even more will come along to our latest event to tell us about their experiences of using local health services, particularly those they turn to when they need urgent care and treatment, to help us improve them for the future.”

The Big Chat takes place on Wednesday 24 July at Family Life Centre from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

To register, simply call Marjorie Morrison on or email