Community services  

This is the name for a wide range of services including community matrons, district nurses, footcare, blood testing and therapies. 

In the future we want to commission community services that are better joined up with other health and social care providers, so they can provide more seamless and appropriate care for our residents.

Our vision for community centred health and care has been shaped by what our local partners and residents have also told us and our Shaping Sefton programme is helping us to achieve this.

You can find out more about our vision by clicking on the links below:

About our re-procurement 

We carried out a review of these services in 2015-2016 focusing on how they are managed and run, so that they better meet the health needs of our residents and the vision that we have set out for future healthcare in our 5 year strategy.

This fed into a re-procurement of these services. The outcome of the re-procurement was announced on 8 November 2016. 

Why did we re-procure these services

During the re-procurement we produced some frequently asked questions giving information about the process and why it was carried out.    

How it worked

On 18 November 2015 we held a ‘market engagement event’. We invited healthcare providers, interested in providing these services, to come and hear more about our plans for a new contract beginning on 1 April 2017. 

Here is a range of information from the day.

Tell us what you think

Hearing about people's experiences of using community services is important to us, and we always welcome views about what works well and what could be improved. Whilst any comments we receive after 31 March 2016 did not inform our re-procurement, we continue to invite your feedback and this will help us to ensure that these services continually offer the best possible care to our patients.

If you would like to tell us about your experience, please complete our online form.