NHS Consultations


Shaping Care Together is led by NHS Southport and Formby CCG, NHS West Lancashire CCG and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and is the first stage of a process to understand public experience and views before any proposals to solve the challenges faced are considered.

Like NHS services across the country, our local hospitals face significant challenges. Some have been with us for years while the urgency of others has been made clear during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shaping Care Together aims to redefine how we provide hospital services, help people use them only when they need them, and ensure those services are safe, sustainable and high quality.

Shaping Care Together will explore how we can build on what we have in place now, understand what works well and how things can be made better. To listen to people’s views and experiences, we are holding online events across the area of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

The Shaping Care Together programme is led by a partnership of NHS organisations; Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and NHS West Lancashire CCG. We are working as a partnership to look at service transformation as a whole and not as separate parts. This is because we know that working together means a better, more joined up and efficient service that delivers better outcomes for patients.

We want to keep services as local as possible where it is appropriate and keep our focus on delivering the highest quality clinical care provided by the range of excellent professionals we have working in our local hospitals. At the same time, we also want to explore improved ways of working. We want to create opportunities which puts us in the best position to deliver services and to ensure our existing staff are retained as well as attracting additional staff in the future.

Over the coming months, we are taking a staged approach to engagement. Firstly, we will listen to our stakeholders to capture views and experiences of services as they are now and how things could be improved. A report based on the feedback will be produced and published. We will then involve all interested parties in exploring solutions for the future. Go to the website, below.


People who do not feel comfortable using the internet can call 01695 588025 to receive paper copies of a questionnaire.

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