Community services FAQs

Monday, March 14, 2016

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions from the queries we have had when we have been out and about speaking to people about our current community services review and re-procurement.

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 and experiences we receive up until the 31 March 2016 will inform our re-procurement of these services.

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