Services available in the community
When contacting the surgery for an appointment you may be triaged and sign-posted, by our reception team, to one of the below services that best suits your needs.
GP 7-Day Services:
South Sefton Primary Health Care is providing routine General Practice appointments, for any person who is registered with a GP practice within South Sefton.
Where is this Service Available?
The service is provided at:
Litherland Town Hall, Hatton Hill Road, Litherland, L23 9JN
Weekday Evenings: 5pm-8pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10am-1pm
How do I use this Service?
Please contact the surgery if you require an appointment with a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Phlebotomist between the above hours, we will then arrange the needed appointment for you at this service.
- Please Note: that this is NOT an urgent care service or a drop-in centre. All appointments must be pre-booked through the surgery.
- Please Note: you may be contacted prior to your appointment by the service to ensure the appointment you have arranged is appropriate.
What can this service offer?
- Appointments for Acute Illnesses
- Long Term Condition Reviews
- Contraception Advice
- Cervical Screening
- Phlebotomy Services
What will this service NOT offer?
These are not ‘list based’ services, so patients cannot register with them like a regular GP practice. It is therefore not intended to offer all services that you would expect from a traditional GP practice.
Whilst the services will prescribe any medicines that patients need as a result of their appointment, they will not be able to issue repeat prescriptions. This remains the responsibility of the GP practice the patient is registered with.
What happens after you attend the service?
After you have attended your appointment with GP 7 Day Services they will write up a full consultation of everything discussed, any medications you have been prescribed and further management suggestions. This will then be sent electronically to your GP practice to be put onto your medical records and also for your regular GP to view and action if necessary.
Acute Respiratory Hub:
This service is available to patients in Sefton with a suspected acute respiratory condition.
The Acute Respiratory Hub will deal with patients with:
- Suspected chest infections
- Suspected ear infections
- Suspected throat infections
Appointments for this service are booked by practice staff - This service is for patients who are 2+ years.
First Contact Practitioners:
FCPs are expert physiotherapists who reduce workload on GPs. This has been driven by NHS England because of the national shortage of doctors in primary care. This is an assessment service where FCPs have the same ability as GPs to refer patients into investigations, local community physiotherapy and secondary care (if required).
This service is for patients who are 16+
FCP's will deal with patients who are suffering with:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Joint pain
- Spinal pain
To access this service patients will be booked in by surgery staff.
Acute visiting service (AVS):
This service is available to all acutely unwell patients who reside in a care home or their own home and are registered with a GP in Sefton.
This service operates Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm.
- Patients must be housebound or live in a care home.
- Patients must have been triaged by a clinician at the surgery first.
- The slots are booked by surgery staff.
After you have been visited by the AVS service they will write up a full consultation of everything discussed, any medications you have been prescribed and further management suggestions. This will then be sent electronically to your GP practice to be put onto your medical records and also for your regular GP to view and action if necessary.
Community Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES):
This service will provide initial contact, telephone triage, remote consultations and, where
necessary, face-to-face assessments and management of patients presenting recent onset
symptomatic/urgent ocular or visual symptoms.
Patients can self-refer to this service.
To find a participating practice please click HERE
Sefton Sexual Health Services:
Sefton sexual health offers a free and confidential service in clinics across Sefton
Sefton sexual health services offer the following services:
- A full range of Contraception (including emergency contraception).
- STI screening
- HIV care
Patients can self refer to this service by contacting the service:
Contact Number: 01695 656550 (Lines are open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4pm).
To visit their website click HERE
The pharmacies offer a range of services (listed below):
- Care at the chemist (Care at the Chemist scheme is the quickest and easiest way to get advice and treatment from a health professional for a wide range of everyday illnesses and ailments – without even setting foot in your doctor’s surgery).
- Pharmacy UTI service (Women between the ages of 16 and 65 years who have symptoms of an uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, can now access treatment directly from participating pharmacies without the need to be seen by a GP).
- BP checks
If you need same day urgent care, please contact www.111.nhs.uk or call 111. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days per week and they’ll know the best service for your treatment need.
You can also turn up to any walk-in centres without an appointment, the nearest walk in centre to the surgery is:
Litherland urgent treatment centre. (The centre is open is open 8am to 8pm seven days per week).
However, if its an emergency or a serious injury, you should dial 999 or go straight to A&E