Community health services

NHS West Lancashire CCG is to re-tender the local community health services contracts along with its urgent care services such as GP out of hours, Acute Visiting Service and the walk in centres in Skelmersdale and Ormskirk.

This dedicated webpage contains relevant information about this procurement process. However, if there is something you would like to know that does not appear to be here, please contact us via 

To help us with this process, we would like to hear about your experiences of local community health or urgent care services, whether you are a patient, family member and/or a carer.  You can contact us via the above email address or complete a patient story form which is available to download below.

Examples of community health services services/roles are district nurses,  community matrons, dieticians, occupational therapists, continence service, treatment room clinics, IV therapy and end of life teams.

To read more about why we are doing this, please see further information in the following documents:



News releases 

Memorandum of Information

This Memorandum of Information  (MOI) provides information about the tender process. NHS West Lancashire CCG is looking to receive Expressions of Interest from parties that wish to be the Potential Bidder of Lot 1 and / or Lot 2.  In terms of contracting form, this could be as a prime provider / contractor, or either as a formal or informal partnership(s) with other organisations.  Please note that only potential bidders need to complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

Potential Bidders can access details of the procurement via the Contracts Finder website.

Well Skelmersdale

Voluntary Community & Faith Sector

ICO staff sessions

Stakeholder engagements event – 9 December 2015

Bidder day – 30 September 2015

Our community health services survey has now closed, however you can still share your views and experiences of community health services in West Lancashire by completing our patient story form. Completed forms can be emailed to or posted to NHS West Lancashire CCG, Hilldale, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, L39 2JW

Patient story forms can be provided on request by calling 01695 588 203.  If you’d rather share your views via a phone conversation, this can also be arranged at a time to suit you.

All of the above materials are available at our local events to ensure those who are not internet users also have a chance to tell us their views.