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Local NHS staff and Asda celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday

From left, Sharon Gregory-Wareing, community champion for Southport Asda, Becky Kelly and Faye Sefton from the communications and engagement team

Local NHS and Asda staff brought the national NHS 70th celebrations to shoppers in Southport.

Staff from NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held a roadshow in Southport’s Asda on Monday (9 July).  Local people were able to share their experiences of the NHS in the past, present and importantly find out about future plans for local healthcare. Many shoppers also signed up to receive regular updates from their local CCG.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of Southport and Formby CCG, said: “The 70th anniversary of the NHS is an important milestone for both staff and patients, and our team really enjoyed sharing the celebrations with local shoppers. We would like to thank Asda, for their support, and everyone who took part in an NHS70 event over the past week.

“These events are a chance for us to share our work with the community and listen to local views and experiences. We are holding our next Big Chat/Annual Review meeting in September and I would like to encourage people to come along and find out more about their NHS.”

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions and to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives. It is also a time to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

The NHS 70th celebrations will continue locally with an NHS@70 Big Chat/Annual Review event being held on Tuesday, 11 September 1- 4.30pm at the Royal Clifton Hotel. A marketplace is being organised by the CCG to showcase local health services, share information on the future of the local NHS and give people the chance to have their say.

If you’d like to attend the NHS@70 Big Chat / Annual Review or find out more about getting involved in the work of your local NHS, please email communications@sefton.nhs.uk or call 0151 317 8456

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