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Patient Survey about our services since COVID-19

We are inviting all our patients over 16 years old to take part in our new survey to find out what it has been like using services at our GP practice since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone registered with our practice is being sent a text message or letter with details of how they can complete the survey.

Our practice has continued to provide care and support to patients throughout this time, including seeing anyone who needs a face-to-face appointment.

To keep you and our staff free from COVID-19, all GP practices put in place some safety measures at the start of the pandemic – like asking you to telephone first and not drop-in, or offering telephone or video appointments.

Many of these measures are still in place in all NHS buildings, such as hospitals and clinics because COVID-19 is still circulating. They are also helping us to manage the growing number of patients contacting us for care and support.

We are working with NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ask for your experiences of services at our practice during this time.

Your views will help us to understand what has worked well, what has not and what will work in the future.

Our survey will be open for six weeks from Monday 29 November 2021 to Monday 17 January 2022 and we are asking patients to look out for their invite, which will contain details of how to get involved or go directly to 

If you have any questions about this survey, or if you have not yet had your invitation, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Team (PALS) by calling:
Freephone - 0800 218 2333 · Email - 

Covid vaccination information regarding 2nd dose

Please do not worry that you have not yet been given a date for your second vaccination, appointments will be issued once we have had confirmation of our vaccine delivery date.

Sefton Council responds to announcement on South Africa COVID-19 variant

Dr Simon Tobin talks about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS website here

Requirement to wear Face Coverings - Guidance for patients requesting exemption letters

Some patients might be anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. These have been required on public transport for some time, and from 24th July, they will be required when entering shops, shopping centres, supermarkets, banks, and post offices.

Some people do not have to wear a face mask owing to health, age or equality reasons. A list of those who are exempt from wearing a face mask can be found here.

If you feel you cannot wear a face mask because of a health problem, please click here.  

Government guidance on the wearing of face coverings when travelling on Public Transport (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of a Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020) - Please Click here to view the letter.

COVID-19 General Practice Extraction Service - Data for Pandemic Planning - Transparency notice.

Mental Health Resources

Here are some NHS approved mental health apps available to help reduce stress, anxiety and provide additional support to you during this difficult time. 

Guidance Note: for Parents of Children Returning to School from 1st June 2020

We are aware that some parents might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcement, advising that children of a certain age return to school in the week commencing 1st June 2020. GPs are unable to provide individual risk assessments or letters to a child, to confirm their suitability (or otherwise) to return to school.
Sefton Local Medical Committee has prepared this guidance note to help parents, on behalf of your practice. Sefton Local Medical Committee is a statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams in the Borough of Sefton.

Please see letter here


We are still here to help you get the treatment you need.  If you need medical help contact your GP surgery, 111 online or call 111 and in an emergency dial 999, do not delay. If you are told to go to hospital, it is important that you go to hospital. Please click here for further information: 

Every Mind Matters national campaign

The Every Mind Matters website has been updated to incorporate new  COVID-19 mental health guidance and provide content to help people look after their mental and physical health while staying at home.


COVID-19 - Advice to parents

See information poster here


Public Health England have published guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from Covid 19

See full guidance here


For anyone struggling to cope and in crisis - free resource available called Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.


Norwood has been awarded the RCGP Cheshire & Mersey Faculty Annual Awards 2019 - Primary Care ECO Award

Here at Norwood surgery we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. 
We have made small everyday changes that we hope will make a big impact.

·         recycling paper, cardboard, batteries and plastic

·         switching to Fairtrade coffee

·         using recycled, unbleached paper

·         printing double sided

·         inhaler recycling with local chemists

Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are thrilled to announce we have won the Primary Care ECO Award.

Norwood award

 Dr Tobin and Dr Zubairu accepting the award


Norwood Diet as published in The Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health






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Southport parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Dr Unwin’s Low Carb Clinic – Next clinic date to be arranged

Dr Unwin speaking at Parliament about his work with Diabetes

The One Show presenter honours Southport parkrun volunteers - Southport Visiter

Dr Unwin's work with Diabetes and the Low Carb Diet published in three new books.

We are pleased and proud to inform you that Dr Unwin has had work with his Diabetes and the Low Carb Diet published in three new books.

Dr Unwins books

Diabetes/Low Carb Information as Recommended by Dr Unwin

Go to and the two sources of information can be found in;

1. The Low Carb Forum

2. The Free Low Carb Programme

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Dr David Unwin - National Innovator of the Year 2016!

As winner of the North West NHS Innovator of the year, Dr Unwin was automatically entered into the National Finals 2016. We are thrilled and very proud to announce the award went to our very own Dr David Unwin. Well Done, very well deserved!

Read more here

Norwood Refurbishment 2016

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