Make sure you’re protected against mumps

With cases of mumps in England at their highest level in a decade, health leaders in Sefton are urging residents to make sure they are protected against the infection. Provisional data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that there were 5,042 lab-confirmed cases of mumps in England in 2019, compared to 1,066 cases in 2018. This is the highest number of cases since 2009. Mumps … Continue reading Make sure you’re protected against mumps

Free cancer support event taking place in Southport

Local people in Southport who have been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, are invited to an upcoming Health and Wellbeing Event. The Southport Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre is holding the event on Thursday 19 March from 2pm-4:30pm at the Royal Clifton Hotel in Southport. The event aims to support people following a cancer diagnosis by providing information on the wide range … Continue reading Free cancer support event taking place in Southport

Flicks and friends for February

The next gathering of Age Concern Crosby’s Flicks and Friends takes place on Tuesday, 25 February. The popular monthly film screening at the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo is for people aged over 60 and is a great way of getting out and meeting new friends. This month’s film is Emma, a comedy drama which is based on the 1815 novel of the same name … Continue reading Flicks and friends for February

NHS App available across Sefton

Sefton residents are being reminded that all GP practices in the borough are fully linked up with the NHS App, giving them the ability to book and manage doctors’ appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their GP medical records securely and access a range of other services. Anyone registered with a Sefton practice can download the app from the Apple or Android stores and follow the … Continue reading NHS App available across Sefton

Find your Brave during Children’s Mental Health Week

Leaders at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Southport and Formby CCG and Sefton Council are backing Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 February). They are encouraging children to talk to their parents or carers about their mental health and to seek support from local services. Dr Wendy Hewitt, Children and Safeguarding Lead for both CCGs in Sefton, said: “Children’s Mental Health Week shines … Continue reading Find your Brave during Children’s Mental Health Week

Get fit in February with fantastic BeActive half term fun!

Young sports fans will be delighted to hear that Active Sefton’s bumper BeActive programme is returning for the February half term. Featuring a host of thrilling fun days, sports and splash sessions, schoolchildren across Sefton will be able to experience a week of non-stop sporting entertainment between Monday February 17 and Friday February 21. As well as returning favourites, Active Sefton will be launching brand … Continue reading Get fit in February with fantastic BeActive half term fun!

Southport recognised as one of UK’s leading coach-friendly tourism destinations

Southport’s long-established reputation as one of the UK’s most welcoming towns for coaches and groups has once again been confirmed with a place on the shortlist at this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards. The national awards scheme, launched in 2006, recognises the UK’s most coach-friendly destinations, visitor attractions, hotels and tourism suppliers. Southport will be battling it out against the south coast resorts of Bournemouth, … Continue reading Southport recognised as one of UK’s leading coach-friendly tourism destinations