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Dedicated web pages for Village Surgery campaign

25th March 2018:   A dedicated page has now been added to the Parish Council website providing updates on the progress to save Hightown Village Surgery. This is in addition to the regular updates shared on the village Facebook page, Twitter account, and the notice board outside Hightown Village Pharmacy, and will hopefully allow us […]

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GP SURGERY UPDATE

23rd March 2018:   There has been an important breakthrough in relation to the impending closure of Hightown Village Surgery. NHS England were called to appear in front of Sefton Council’s Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee last night, and have announced that they will do everything in their power to provide a new provider to […]

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Surgery fundraising update

19th March 2018: In addition to being able to make donations via our gofundme website (https://www.gofundme.com/save-hightown-village-surgery ) it is now possible to donate via cheque. Cheques should be made payable to “Hall-Lyon”, should be placed in an envelope marked “Save our Surgery campaign” and bearing your name and contact details. Cheque donations can be handed in […]

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Fundraising campaign launched to stop surgery closure

12th March 2018: HIGHTOWN VILLAGE SURGERY UPDATE The Parish Council and the surgery working group have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance a judicial review of the NHS England decision to close the village surgery. This is a costly process, but now viewed as the only option to try to save GP services in […]

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Hightown Village Surgery update

3rd November 2017: We are pleased to report that there has been significant progress in securing the future of the surgery; as of 25th October 2017 NHS Property Services have completed and signed a lease for 5 years. This will secure the building and allow NHS England to offer GP services from this location. In […]

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New pharmacist – Hightown Pharmacy

3rd November 2017: From 13th November we will have a new pharmacist at the Hightown Pharmacy; Fleur and Ellis Hall-Lyon who have run the pharmacy for the last 14 years have now decided to step back and a new pharmacist, David Porter, will be taking over the operation. We are glad to report that other […]

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Important: notice for patients of Hightown Village Surgery from NHS England

NHS England have asked the Parish Council and Patient Participation Group to share an update from them. Fuller details can be seen below, but the main message is that there is still time for any patients who haven’t given their views so far on the future provision of GP services in the village. Views have been […]

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Surgery petition reaches 850 signatures

We can report that support for the petition to save Hightown Village Surgery continues to grow apace; there are now over 850 signatures to retain the surgery and the level of support shows no sign of slowing. The organisers are hopeful they will soon reach the 1,000 milestone. There is still time to sign the petition […]

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Surgery petition passes 600 signatures !

24th April 2017: We can report that the petition to save Hightown Surgery has now passed the 600 signatures mark. This is great news, but the target is to reach around 1,000 signatures. If you can help us spread the word, please let friends/patients/family members know they can sign hardcopies of the petition in the […]

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Petition to save Hightown Village Surgery launched

A working group involving the Parish Council has launched a petition to retain Hightown Village Surgery. The future of the surgery has been uncertain for some time, and with the current contract for an interim provider due to finish by 31st December 2017, securing its future is a top priority for the village and patients alike. People have already written in their […]

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