Last chance to have your say on future of Freshfield Surgery

Friday, May 5, 2017

The six week listening exercise in Freshfield to hear patients’ views about the future delivery of GP services will be ending on Friday 12 May.

NHS England has been working with NHS Southport and Formby CCG – the organisation responsible for planning and buying primary care medical services - to hear patients’ views about options for future services. They have also been asking patients to suggest their own ideas about how services could be delivered in the future.

Freshfield Surgery is currently run by interim providers whose contracts are due to expire on 31 December 2017, and patient numbers at this practice have declined in recent years.

Patient views have been considered alongside a number of other factors when deciding the future of the practice. These include the likelihood of being able to identify a future provider of services, a transport audit and a survey of the practice's premises.

Anyone who would like to have their say before the end of the listening exercise is encouraged to send their feedback to or call 0800 044 8169 (freephone).

Due to the restrictions present during the pre-election period, findings of the listening exercise will be reported after the General Election in June.