Sefton’s two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are inviting people to come along to their next Big Chat events to help them turn strategy into action.

The CCGs hold regular Big Chat events to update residents about their work and to gain views about health services.

So far, each CCG has held three Big Chats along with a series of smaller, more focused Mini Chats. The feedback gained from these events has helped NHS South Sefton CCG and NHS Southport and Formby CCG to develop a joint five year strategy for improvement.

Chair of NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Clive Shaw, said: “Over the past 18 months we have been working hard to develop a strategy that takes account of what local residents have told us that what they want, along with everything we know about local health.”

Dr Rob Caudwell, Chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “We’ve been really fortunate to have had such good involvement from local people and our other partners in developing our strategy.”

The CCGs published their five year strategy for improved health in Sefton in September. It sets out a shared vision for better health and wellbeing in the borough, along with a number of priority areas that will help the CCGs to make improvements to local services over the next five years.

Clive said: “This event will give those who attend the opportunity to see how we are putting our plans into action, and more importantly what it means for them.”

Rob added: “We’re keen to share our thinking around our next steps and to get people’s feedback on how they think we can turn strategy into action.”

The Big Chats take place as follows:

  • NHS South Sefton CCG – 18 November, 1pm to 4pm, Bootle Cricket Club. Wadham Road, Bootle, L20 2DD.
  • NHS Southport and Formby CCG – 19 November, 1pm to 4pm, royal Clifton Hotel, Promenade, Southport, PR8 1RB

Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. To book your place, please call 0151 247 7000 or email or 

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