Who we work with

We work closely with a number of other organisations to make sure your health services are the best they can be. You can find out about some of our closest partners below, and what part of your health services they are responsible for.

NHS England

This body leads the commissioning of primary care services. NHS England's Cheshire and Merseyside Team oversees standards and holds the contracts for doctor’s surgeries, dentists, pharmacists and opticians.

NHS England is now the organisation to contact with queries or concerns about any of these primary care services. The body also commissions specialist healthcare, screening and immunisation programmes, and prison and armed forces healthcare. 

If you have a question, comment or concern about your doctor, dentist, pharmacist or optician call NHS England’s Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33 or email england.contactus@nhs.uk

Our other NHS partners

Most of your local health services - such as hospital care, district nursing, blood testing and other community services - are provided by a range of NHS organisations on our behalf.

Sometimes we work with neighbouring clinical commissioning groups to plan and buy services when there is a benefit for south Sefton residents. 

Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board

We are members of Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board. This committee of the council brings together everyone with a responsibility for health and social care in the borough.

Whenever we can, we join forces to make improvements to services. By working together we will be able to do and achieve more. Our Shaping Sefton programme, which we are leading on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board, is an example of how we are doing this. 

Our joint Sefton Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets overarching goals to improve health and wellbeing across the borough.

Visit the Sefton Council website to find out more about the Health and Wellbeing Board and see a copy of our strategy.

Sefton Council

We work closely with the council and a number of our staff work jointly for the local authority in areas like mental health, dementia and children's services.

The local authority is responsible for promoting and protecting good health amongst all its residents.

You can find out more about the council's work to improve public health on its website. 

Healthwatch Sefton

Healthwatch works on your behalf to ensure health and social care services are safe, effective and right for you.

Healthwatch Sefton gathers and represents the views of people living in the borough. Because it is independent, Healthwatch can challenge those who provide services but it can also work in partnership with the CCG and others to improve frontline health and social care.

It also runs an information service. Call freephone 0800 206 1304, weekdays, 9am – 5pm or email info@healthwatchsefton.co.uk

VCF organisations

We also work closely with our local voluntary, community and faith organisations - or VCF sector - and Sefton CVS helps us to link with many of these groups and commission services from them. We also have a grant scheme for VCF organisations.