The CCGs’ hold their bi-monthly governing body meetings in public, so people can hear them discussing and making decisions about local health services.
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals who make up the committees will discuss a range of issues including the performance of the services they commission, like hospitals and community care.
The next NHS Southport and Formby CCG meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 September
The meeting will be held at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH, at 1pm.
Papers will be made available here beforehand. Local residents are always welcome to attend and submit questions.
Sefton Bus Network Review
Sefton bus routes are subject to a review. Make your views known.
Residents have the chance to give their views on bus services in Sefton as part of an on-going review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network.
Working as part of the Bus Alliance, a formal partnership with operators Arriva and Stagecoach, Merseytravel is looking to create a simpler, clearer, and where possible, more direct network that can help encourage more people to take the bus.Historically bus routes have been considered on a piecemeal basis and the idea is to consider the commercial network and the supported network – that which relies on public subsidy via Merseytravel – as a whole for the first time, to ensure it best reflects current working and living patterns and new developments and how they are served
Source: Sefton Bus Routes Review
At tonight's Police Surgery meet and discuss local policing issues and receive an update on the last quarters policing priority
Why here? the pool kindly offer us a space for free and there is parking nearby.
It is your opportunity to come and discuss local policing issues and receive an update on the last quarters policing priority, Preventing crime and anti social behaviour in and around the Beach. This update will also go on the website and newsletter in the near future.
You can help decide what the teams local priority should be for the next three months when time allows. We do attend lots of other community meetings already where concerns are raised.
You can even do so on the Merseyside Police website.
NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG have been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award.
The bespoke course designed and shaped by the CCGs with Hugh Baird College gave apprentices the chance to train whilst working in a GP practice to get the hands on experience that they need. Many of them still work in practice and some have gone on to complete further training.
Debbie Fagan, chief nurse at the CCGs said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted, the team here worked so hard to design the course and all of the apprentices who took part have expressed how beneficial it was to them.
“In this climate where it isn’t that easy to source funding for further qualifications or to get jobs easily, they relished the opportunity and gave it their all. We are just happy that they found it so worthwhile.”
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said:
"With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number."
Now in their 35th year, the most sought after accolade in British healthcare recognises, celebrates and promotes the finest achievements in NHS, and showcases them to the service’s most influential leaders.
The next stage for the CCGs will be to complete a presentation and interview to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. The winners will then be announced at the prestigious ceremony in partnership with de Poel health + care on 23 November 2016 at the InterContinental O2 in London.
For the full shortlist please visit awards.hsj.co.uk/2016-shortlist
Picture Caption: Apprentices celebrate graduating from the scheme at the L20 in Bootle
NHS South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG have been responsible for buying or ‘commissioning’ the majority of local health services since 1 April 2013, when primary care trusts were abolished.
NHS South Sefton CCG brings together 30 member GP practices covering an area from Bootle in the south, Hightown in the north and Maghull to the east.
NHS Southport and Formby CCG’s membership is made up of 19 GP practices.
They are calling on the elderly vulnerable members of the community charging extortionate prices for doing the work.
The only description we have is that there are two white male of Eastern European extraction, possibly Hungarian. Both are described as being in their twenties, of slim build, about 5’10” in height and are believed to be wearing dark sweat shirts with a logo on the left hand side of the shirt.
If you see or receive a call from these males please ring the police on 101 and report the incident.