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Nurse recruitment open evening at Southport hospital

Southport hospital is hosting a recruitment event for nurses interested in working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. 

This open evening follows a number of successful events during the past year and is an opportunity for newly qualified and experienced nurses to meet other nurses and team members, and discover what opportunities are available. Nurses wanting to return to practice are also welcome. There are vacancies available across all specialties. 

Informal interviews will be held on the day, applicants are asked to bring along identification. 

The event will be held at Southport hospital Clinical Education Centre on Thursday 29 June between 3.30pm and 7pm. Light refreshments will be available for all those attending. 

To view all current vacancies at the Trust visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for Southport and Ormskirk.

Sefton and Liverpool CCGs pause their plan to merge

Clinical commissioning groups in Sefton and Liverpool are pausing their plan to merge the three organisations. 

NHS South Sefton CCG, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS Liverpool CCG have made the decision so they can spend more time considering the implications of a merger for their patients, staff and partners. 

Governing body members agreed the pause at a joint meeting on 6 June 2017 and their decision will now be recommended for approval at their next governing body meetings.

The three CCGs were required by NHS England to submit their formal merger application by July 2017, ahead of any agreed organisational change from April 2018. Governing body members have instead agreed to delay submitting their application and revisit their proposal in a year’s time. Importantly, this step takes account of the increasing challenges and demands placed on the NHS as a whole and, in particular at this time, by the three local health commissioners.

At the tri-governing body meeting, members agreed that the original July 2017 application deadline would divert the CCGs’ efforts away from their priority work over the coming year – a crucial period for each CCG.  

So, this additional time created by a pause will allow the CCGs to concentrate their efforts in two areas. Firstly, in ensuring the CCGs continued focus is on improving financial and health service performance for the distinct populations they serve in line with their individual statutory duties, whilst secondly, developing a more considered and robust business case that clearly demonstrates the benefits of merging to their GP practice members, local residents and other key partners. 

Membership of the North Mersey Local Delivery System (LDS) means the CCGs will continue to work together on system wide programmes that benefit and affect the populations they serve. Good progress and pace has already been made, without the upheaval that organisational or structural change would bring to the CCGs at this present time.

Current areas of joint work include work to transform hospital services. Other areas for future closer collaboration will now be explored and could include RightCare benchmarking, continuing healthcare and funded nursing care.

Tell us about your local pharmacy

Sefton Council are seeking your views about your local pharmacy, please help us to make sure that your local pharmacy is providing the right services and support for you and your family by completing a short survey.

Your response will help Sefton’s Health and Wellbeing Board to produce its local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA), and will help to ensure that your local pharmacy provides the service that your need both now and in the future.

The survey will take less than 5 minutes, and closes on Friday 8th September.

Paper versions of the survey are available by calling 0151 934 3070 and providing your name and postal address.

Lost Medication- Litherland

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after prescription medication was reported to have been lost yesterday (Monday, 12 June 2017).

Officers received a report at about 5.50pm yesterday that 26 x 50mg Tramadol tablets in a white chemist bag had been lost somewhere between Hatton Hill Road and Hawthorne Road in Litherland between 12.30pm and 5.50pm yesterday.

Officers are reminding people that taking any medication which has not been prescribed for them can be dangerous and, in some circumstances, can prove fatal.

Anyone who finds any of the medication is asked to hand it in to any pharmacy or police station or call officers on the 101 number.

Health commissioners invite public for a ‘Big Chat’

Sefton residents are invited to book a place at their local Big Chat 8 event to discuss health services and give their views on their local NHS.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are encouraging residents to come along to hear an update on their latest work. They will also be invited to take part in some workshop style discussions to gather people’s views.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “Our Big Chat events give you the chance to come and talk to us about your health services and to hear about our plans for the year ahead.”

Dr Andrew Mimnagh, chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “The public’s view is vital in what we do to move plans forward so we value your opinions and hope you can make it.”

The NHS Southport and Formby CCG Big Chat will take place on Tuesday 20 June from 5.30pm-7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA. Information on previous ‘chat events’ can be found here: www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/our-chat-events

The NHS South Sefton CCG Big Chat will take place on Tuesday 11 July from 5.30pm-7.30pm at Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Road, L20 2DD. Information on previous ‘chat events’ can be found here: www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/our-chat-events

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 or email: southportandformby.ccg@nhs.net or southsefton.ccg@nhs.net to book their place.  

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