Easier ways to see your doctors
NEW services have launched this week to offer a range of routine, bookable, appointments with GPs, practice nurses and medical specialists outside normal hours.
The services will increase Southport residents’ options for booking a non-urgent GP appointment on weekday evenings as well as on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
In addition, people will be able to book appointments with a range of other healthcare professionals working as part of these teams.
Fiona Taylor, chief officer of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “We know that access to appointments can be an issue for some patients, particularly those who have weekday commitments during regular practice opening hours.
“Now, thanks to these two new services, we can improve access to general practice by offering more flexibility and a wider choice of appointment times into the evening and at weekends.”
From left: Dr Abdul Zubairu, Dr Lindsay McCelland, Nicole Marshall, Jane Ayres and Paul Ashby, directors of Southport and Formby Health
Dr Craig Gillespie, left, acting chair of NHS South Sefton CCG and Dr Gustavo Berni from South Sefton Primary Health Care