Community services FAQs and feedback

Friday, April 1, 2016

Take a look at some frequently asked questions about our current review and re-procurement of community services, We have put this list together based on the queries we have received when we have been out and about speaking to people about these services over the past few months.

Since December 2015 we have been asking Southport and Formby residents to give their views about the range of NHS treatments that are known collectively as community services – including blood testing, care for feet and leg ulcers, district nursing, pain control and community matrons.

The views we receive up until the 31 March 2016 will inform our re-procurement of these services. People can still tell us about their experiences of using these services after this date using our online form.  This will help us to ensure that these services continually offer the best possible care to our patients. 

Across the NHS, commissioners have contracts with organisations like community health trusts and hospitals, which set out standards for the services they provide. Commissioners also have a legal duty to carry out re-procurement exercises for these contracts from time to time, and this helps to ensure that healthcare constantly meets expected levels of quality.

Find out more about our re-procurement and read our list of frequently asked questions here