Archive for July, 2013

Hear about health in Southport and Formby

July 22nd, 2013 | Events | 0 Comments

NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS SFCCG) is inviting local residents to come along to its Governing Body meetings, which is being held in public on Wednesday 31 July 2013.

The CCG’s Governing Body brings together doctors, nurses, practice staff and other health professionals to make decisions about many local health services on behalf of its member GP practices.

Anyone attending the meeting will hear the group discussing local health services and listen to members of the Governing Body making decisions about their work and your healthcare.

There will also be a chance to meet members of the Governing Body and ask them your questions before the start of the formal meetings at 1pm. The formal Governing Body meeting begins at 1.30pm on Wednesday 31 July at Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport.

Call to confirm your attendance and for further details.

Let’s chat about health in Southport and Formby

July 10th, 2013 | Events, News | 3 Comments

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, Ash Street, Southport from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

To register, simply call Marjorie Morrison on or email