Date published: 7 March 2023

Mersey Care is to provide a phlebotomy (blood testing) service for the first time in Southport and Formby from 1 April 2023.

The service was previously run by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and there should be no change to the service for existing patients.

The service will continue as appointment only and available to anyone aged over 14 and registered  with a Southport and Formby GP while patients under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Clinics will will continue to be provided in the same way at the same clinics at Ainsdale, Churchtown, Formby and Southport Centre for Wellbeing, and appointments can be made by contacting:

01704 387230 Ainsdale Centre for Health and Wellbeing

01704 387200 Churchtown clinic

01704 387210 Formby clinic

01704 387220 Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing

The service also offers domiciliary visits, referrers should email their referrals and ICE forms to

Mersey Care also plans to intoduce Simply Book, a service that allows patients to book their own appointment and clinic time online, in the near future. There will still be a telephone number for people to call if support is needed and more details will be given nearer the time.

For more information about this service, please contact Emma Greenwood-Chong, Operational Services Manager, on