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Accessing same day appointments (from 6th February 2023)

Due to the current unprecedented demand for GP appointments we are responding by implementing a new system for patients to access same day appointments.This system will ensure that those patients in m…

27 Jan 2023
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NHS urges parents of secondary school-aged children to take up the school flu vaccine offer in Sefton, amid rising cases

Flu vaccinations for secondary school students in Sefton has started this month with school vaccination teams already bringing the vaccine out to pupils in schools to ensure they are protected this wi…

20 Dec 2022
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Getting healthcare help over the festive period

The NHS in Sefton is reminding you that they are still here for you over the upcoming Christmas and new year bank holidays, and sharing advice for planning ahead and getting healthcare help over the h…

20 Dec 2022
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The 7 Day GP Service is here for you evenings and weekends

The Southport and Formby 7 Day GP Service is now offering enhanced hours and even more opportunity for you to access routine appointments.

15 Dec 2022
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Group A Strep

We know that parents and carers are worried about recent reports of cases of Group A Strep in children and young people. For information about the condition, including symptoms to look out for and whe…

8 Dec 2022
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Know the signs - Group A Strep

Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a common bacteria. Lots of us carry it in our throats and on our skin and it doesn’t always result in illness. However, GAS does cause a number of infections, some mild…

7 Dec 2022
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'Care at the Chemist' service offers healthcare help in Sefton

Sefton’s ‘Care at the Chemist’ scheme offers convenient healthcare advice and medicines for a wide range of illnesses and conditions and is available at 31 pharmacies in the borough.

1 Dec 2022
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Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation

We are proud to have achieved accreditation as an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited practice. For more information, click here. REACH OUT to us and let us know if you are a veteran and wish for…

30 Nov 2022
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Symptom Checker for Poorly Children

Clinicians at Alder Hey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have developed a Symptom Checker to help parents and carers understand their poorly child’s symptoms and what they can do for them. You can access…

27 Nov 2022
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Ask your Pharmacist Week: how your local pharmacy can support you

It’s ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ and health professionals in Sefton are reminding residents of the range of healthcare services and support available at your local pharmacy.

17 Nov 2022
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Warm spaces network opens for Sefton residents

Sefton residents facing a difficult winter because of soaring fuel bills and rising prices in the shops, now have a network or Warm Spaces available across the Borough where they can go without the fe…

17 Nov 2022
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The NHS is here for you this bank holiday Monday

Monday 19 September has been designated a bank holiday following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, meaning some healthcare services such as GP practices will close and pharmacies may change…

14 Oct 2022
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New interpreter service launched for deaf patients

The NHS in Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton have been working together to improve interpreter services for D/deaf patients.

14 Oct 2022
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Local NHS urges public stay safe during heatwave

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is urging the public to stay safe and take precautions during the warmer weather.

11 Aug 2022
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Monkeypox update

The UKHSA has advised that pre-exposure vaccination against monkeypox should now be offered to those at greatest risk of infection to help control the recent outbreak of the virus. If you are eligible…

9 Aug 2022
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Reliable health apps for people in Sefton

People in Sefton can now help themselves to live healthier, happier lives using accredited health applications included on sefton.orcha.co.uk.

2 Aug 2022
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