7 day GP service

If you are registered with a GP surgery in Southport or Formby you can now book routine, non urgent evening and weekend appointments with a doctor, practice nurse or other healthcare professional through a new service, which launches on 1 October 2018.

Local practices are working together to offer patients better access to appointments in Southport and Formby through the new service called 7 day GP service.

7 day GP service operates Monday to Friday, 5pm – 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am – 12pm at 107 Liverpool Rd, Birkdale, PR8 4DB.

You can book appointments and get more information via your regular GP practice. Simply ask reception staff for details.

Frequently asked questions

When and where will appointments be available?

Southport and Formby: Mon to Fri, 5pm – 8pm and Sat & Sun, 9 – 12pm at 107 Liverpool Rd, Birkdale, PR8 4DB

South Sefton: Mon to Fri, 5pm – 8pm and Sat & Sun, 10am – 1pm at Litherland Town Hall, Hatton Hill Rd, L21 9JL

How will patients access these services?

All patients registered with a Sefton GP will be able to book appointments with their local extended access service via their own practice.

Anyone contacting NHS 111 who may be appropriately seen by the extended GP access service will also be offered an appointment by the call handler.

Are there things the new services won’t offer?

These are not ‘list based’ services, so patients cannot register with them like a regular GP practice.  It is therefore not intended to offer all services that you would expect from a traditional GP practice.

Whilst the services will prescribe any medicines that patients’ need as a result of their appointment, they will not be able to issue repeat prescriptions.  This remains the responsibility of the GP practice the patient is registered with.

For more details, please read the full press release.