Bid to ‘futureproof’ local NHS services seeks involvement from local people

Shaping Care Together is a programme run by local NHS leaders across West Lancashire, Formby and Southport that seeks to ‘futureproof’ NHS services by exploring new ways of working, as well as utilising money, staff and buildings to maximum effect. It will prepare our local NHS to meet the challenges of the future – both those we know about and those that cannot be foreseen … Continue reading Bid to ‘futureproof’ local NHS services seeks involvement from local people

NHS 111 is here for you this bank holiday weekend

GPs in Sefton are encouraging residents to contact NHS 111 first if they need urgent medical advice and support over the May bank holiday weekend (29-31 May). People who need urgent health care across Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111, which is staffed by trained professionals and clinicians, who will direct people to the most appropriate health service. Use NHS 111 either online … Continue reading NHS 111 is here for you this bank holiday weekend

People in Sefton encouraged to have their second COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS in Sefton is reminding all residents to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine booked in as soon as possible, to get maximum protection and help curb the spread of the virus across the borough. Following updated national guidance, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are also encouraging people aged over 50 to take up … Continue reading People in Sefton encouraged to have their second COVID-19 vaccine

Be aware and act FAST to help save lives

During Stroke Awareness Month (1-31 May), health professionals in Sefton are reminding people that acting F.A.S.T can help save lives. Stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is essential for anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of stroke to seek medical help immediately because the sooner they do, the less damage … Continue reading Be aware and act FAST to help save lives

Sefton Council welcomes Downing Street COVID briefing praise but urges ongoing caution

Sefton Council has welcomed praise from Jenny Harries, the head of NHS Test and Trace and Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency for the way it is dealing with the COVID variant first identified in India. During the Downing Street briefing last week Ms Harries said, “Sefton, for example, has done a brilliant job recently with rising cases of this variant.” Margaret Jones, … Continue reading Sefton Council welcomes Downing Street COVID briefing praise but urges ongoing caution