About us

We are NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and we are made up of local doctors, nurses, practice staff and lay members who are well placed to know the health needs and views of people living in the area.

We are a membership organisation bringing together 19 doctor’s surgeries covering an area stretching from Ince Blundell in the south to Churchtown in the north.

SFCCG localities map

Together we are responsible for planning and buying, or ‘commissioning’, the majority of local health services that Southport and Formby residents may need. 

We are responsible for commissioning the following services:

  • Nearly all hospital services - such as routine operations, maternity services and outpatient clinics
  • Nearly all mental health services –  apart from specialist and secure mental health services
  • Community services – like blood testing, district nursing, podiatry and community clinics for conditions such as diabetes and dermatology
  • GP out of hours service – this service ensures that people can get treatment from a doctor if they need to when their surgery is closed for the evening, at weekends or Bank Holidays 

We support our member GP practices to be actively involved in the work of the CCG. Much of our work is carried out in GP practice ‘localities’, covering four geographical areas, so practices can really focus on addressing the health needs of their individual communities.

Each locality is chaired by a GP and provides an opportunity for other professionals in practices, such as nurses and support staff to get involved in our work. Localities also gain commissioning support from our small team of experienced CCG managers to give practical help and advice.

Our four localities are:

  • Ainsdale and Birkdale
  • Central Southport
  • Formby
  • North Southport