Public welcome at November CCG meeting

Southport and Formby Clinical commissioning group (CCG) in Sefton is encouraging anyone with an interest to go along to their November governing body meetings.

The CCG hold governing body meetings every two months 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 committee will discuss a range of issues including the performance of the services they commission, like hospitals and community care.

Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG chair, said:

“We invite the public along to this formal meeting to listen to the CCG’s plans. Residents also get the chance to ask any questions they have before the meeting gets underway.”

The NHS Southport and Formby CCG meeting will take place on Wednesday 1 November at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH, at 1.00pm

Papers will be available here beforehand: www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body/governing-body-meetings

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 to confirm their attendance.

Note:

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 Southport and Formby CCG’s membership is made up of 19 GP practices.

You can gain a flavour of the open nature of our local CCG from this video compilation of views and comments following  recent 'Big Chat' events.

 


Hospital League of Friends transforms children’s waiting area

A children’s waiting area at Ormskirk hospital has received a makeover thanks to the  League of Friends.

Waiting areaThe waiting area within the antenatal and gynaecology clinic has new child-friendly furniture, flooring and a mural painted by local artist Gary Scarisbrick. The area allows children to be entertained while their mothers or carers wait for their appointment.

Robin Rootes is a midwife in the clinic and helped design the mural featured on the wall. She said: “The new children’s area has had a complete revamp and it’s made such a difference to the atmosphere in the clinic. The children now have somewhere inviting to play while they wait, which helps their mum or carer relax.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the League of Friends.”

Now the area is complete the team are looking to get some new toys for the children to play with as the current ones are a little worn and tired. Any donations of new toys would be gratefully received.

Picture shows Robin Rootes with Dave Halsall from the League of Friends

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Hospital hosts first Older People’s Day event

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is hosting its first Older People’s Day on Thursday 5th October with representatives from across the hospital and other organisations on hand to provide advice and information.

Southport Hospital entrance
Image source: Wikimedia

Physiotherapy, rheumatology and frailty are just some of the hospital services on hand throughout the day. Macmillan, Stroke Association and the Alzheimer’s Society will be available too, along with information about dementia, orthopaedics, mental health and many other conditions.

Megan Langley, Medical and Surgical Therapy Team Leader at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said:

Our Older People’s Day is a great way for the public, patients and their families to get information on a range of conditions and available services in one place. We are here to answer any questions you might have or point you in the right direction.

This is our first Older People’s Day but if people find it useful, we’re hoping to make it an annual event.

The event is being held at the Clinical Education Centre at Southport Hospital, from 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday 5th October. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.



Formby Conquest Art Group Exhibition

The Formby Conquest Art Group invite you to join them at their forthcoming Exhibition on Saturday 30 September.

Conquest Art Groups are found all over the country, they describe themselves in the following way:

We aim to help people who live with disability or long term illness by providing Conquest Art groups around the country and encouraging many more people to come and join us.  Our group members find fulfillment through joining in, whatever their level of ability and disability, and experience a sense of achievement and satisfaction from exhibiting their artwork.

Everyone is encouraged to create from their imagination, develop their own style and work at their own pace in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere,   This is important, as a person’s disability can sometimes affect their level of creativity but many who initially doubt their abilities are surprised at the results they achieve.

Using our simple methods, newcomers can soon get that first line or image on the page.  From there they can develop their skills and try new ideas with help from the team volunteers.  For members with particular needs we can provide specialist equipment such as head pointers, scented pens for the visually impaired or specially adjusted easels.

Formby-Conquest-Art-Group

Bike & Go offers registered users free bike hire for Cycle to Work Day

A bike hire scheme is offering Formby users free bike rentals to mark Cycle to Work Day

B&G Man on BikeBike & Go, which operates bike hire facilities from train stations around the region including Formby is inviting those already registered to the scheme to enjoy complimentary bike hire all day on Wednesday, September 13, in a bid to make it as easy as possible for everyone to ride to work for a day.

Cycle to Work Day has been gathering pace since its launch in 2013, with a total of 864,239 miles having been cycled so far in the name of the event. Cyclescheme, the team behind it, is now hoping that its fifth event will be bigger and better than ever, and Bike & Go are keen to support them in their quest to encourage more people to take to two wheels.

The benefits of cycling have been well documented, with a report published earlier this year revealing that cycling to work reduces the risk of death from any cause by 41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%.

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Invitation to Hospital Trust annual general meeting

Members of the public and Trust staff are invited to the annual general meeting of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on Wednesday 20th September

Southport&Ormskirk HospitalThe event will be hosted by Trust chair Richard Fraser and attended by members of the Board, including interim Chief Executive Karen Jackson.

There will be presentations by the Director of Nursing and the Director of Finance.

Members of the public will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Board members.

The meeting will be held in the lecture theatre of the Clinical Education Centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital, starting at 3.30pm. Light refreshments will be available from 3 pm. The event is expected to conclude no later than 5.30pm.

The Trust annual report is available at www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk under the “how we are performing section”. Alternatively, copies are available upon request from the Trust. Please call the Marketing and Communications Department on 01704 704714.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone     01704 704494
Email              tonyellis@nhs.net 

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Residents invited to have a ‘Big Chat’ at annual review

Health commissioners are inviting Southport and Formby residents to come to their ‘Annual Review meets Big Chat’ event on Tuesday 12 September.  

Big Chat 2017For the third year running, NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is combining its annual review meeting with a ‘Big Chat’ style event.

This will mean that residents can hear about the CCG’s performance and achievements over the past 12 months as well as being invited to give their views about the CCG’s latest work to shape services.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of the CCG, said:

“The format of this event has worked well the last couple of years and we would like as many people as possible to come along and talk about their local health services.

On the day there will be some short presentations with an opportunity for people to share their ideas on how we can further develop health services for local people.”

Copies of the CCG’s annual report and accounts for 2016 - 2017 will also be available for people to take away.

The event is being held from 2.30pm – 5.00pm at Lord Street West United Church, Southport, PR8 2BH. Tea and coffee will be served at 2.00pm.

Anyone who would like to come along is asked to confirm their attendance, along with any special requirements they may have, by calling 0151 247 7000 or by emailing southportandformby.ccg@nhs.net 

 


Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

Local CCGs have published the following details of Pharmacy opening times this coming bank holiday. 

PharmasignOver the bank holiday weekend, we are reminding you to visit your local pharmacy for advice on minor illnesses. Whilst others may be open, the below pharmacies have confirmed they will be open at the following times.   

Monday 28 August 2017

Pharmacy Address Telephone no Opening times
Asda Pharmacy Central 12 Shopping Park
Derby Road
Southport
PR9 0TY
01704 502 250 11.00am - 4.00pm
Boots Pharmacy 17-19 Elbow Lane
Formby
L37 4AB
01704 877 647 12.00am - 1.00pm
Boots Pharmacy 31-39 Chapel Street
Southport
PR8 1AG 
01704 533 907 11.00am - 5.00pm
Boots Pharmacy Unit 3 
Central 12 Shopping Park
Derby Road
Southport 
PR9 0TQ
01704 536 937 9.00am - 6.00pm
Lloyds Pharmacy St Georges Place
Lord Street
Southport
PR9 0AF
01704 531 046 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tesco Pharmacy Town Lane
Kew 
Southport 
PR8 5JH
01704 307 547 10.00am - 4.00pm


Executive Medical Director excluded pending investigation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust today excluded from work the Executive Medical Director

SanFHospitalThe exclusion follows an independent review of culture at the Trust led by Prof Surinder Sharma, of Leicester University. The Trust commissioned the review following concerns raised by staff with Care Quality Commission inspectors.

The Executive Medical Director will remain excluded while an independently-led preliminary situational analysis takes place in line with the Trust policy.

Exclusion from work is not a disciplinary sanction but is a neutral action pending the completion of a preliminary situational analysis.

Richard Fraser, Chairman of the Trust, said:
 
The Trust expects the preliminary situational analysis to be completed promptly while, at the same time, ensuring the best interests of all parties are fairly served.
I want to assure staff, patients, their families and the public that no aspect of the concerns raised relates to issues of patient care or safety.
As this is an employment matter, there will be no further comment from the Trust while the preliminary situational analysis takes place.

The Trust will confirm tomorrow (Tuesday) the interim Executive Medical Director and Responsible Officer arrangements.

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone     01704 705061
Email              kimberley.rushton@nhs.net 

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Public welcome at September NHS CCG Meeting

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton are encouraging anyone with an interest to go along to their September governing body meetings.

Southport & Formby CCGThe CCGs’ hold their governing body meetings every two months 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.

Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG chair, said:

We invite the public along to this formal meeting to listen to the CCG’s plans. Residents also get the chance to ask any questions they have before the meeting gets underway.

The meetings are a great chance for people to meet our health professionals and our governing body members. It’s also a good chance for us to meet some of our public and we welcome their views and questions as always

The NHS Southport and Formby CCG meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 September at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH, at an earlier start time than usual of 12pm. Papers will be available here beforehand. 

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 to confirm their attendance.