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Over 200 people attended the latest Southport Macmillan Centre event which supports people in adjusting to life with and beyond cancer. The event, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support in partnership with NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southport and Ormskirk H…Read More

A Southport doctor has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2015 North West NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. Dr David Unwin has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Innovator of the Year’ for his pioneering work at Norwood Surgery highlighting the ‘Low Carb Diet’ for people with…Read More

Sefton’s Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal is seeking donations of toys to make sure that children who really need them, have gifts to open on Christmas Day. You can donate in both Bootle and Southport Town Halls, local leisure centres and Crosby and Formby libraries. To find out more….Read More

If children and young people age 0-25yrs have special educational needs and / or a disability (SEND), Sefton’s Local Offer website will provide them, their families and professionals with accessible information about services and support available locally. The Local Offer helps you to understand …Read More

Two hospitals will be offering support to families remembering lost loved ones in the weeks before Christmas. The Baby and Child Remembrance Service will be held at Ormskirk hospital and led by the Trust chaplain, the Rev Martin Abrams. “The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and…Read More

Following The Met Office weather alert, NHS Southport and Formby CCG would like to remind people that severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across northern England for t…Read More

It is NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) final Governing Body meeting of 2015 next week and anyone with an interest in its work is welcome to come along. The CCG holds its bi-monthly Governing Body meetings in public, so people can hear them discussing and making deci…Read More

NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are encouraging people this self-care week to be aware of how they can look after themselves this winter. By keeping fit and healthy, individuals can take control of their own health, manage minor illnesses and effe…Read More

Pregnant women across the borough are being urged to make sure they get the flu jab this winter. The flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce harm from flu as it reduces risk of serious illness, hospitalisation and even death among those who are most at risk – including ex…Read More

Pharmacists in Sefton’s two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be reminding residents about the range of services available in local chemists, and encouraging them to make appropriate use of NHS services during Ask Your Pharmacist week (9-15 November). Often, people make unnecessary …Read More