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This page last updated on 26 February 2021

Prescription for growth in Southport as Merseyside medical group expands

A Merseyside medical group is expanding its offering and improving services for patients after purchasing the premises at its Southport Surgery, with support from Lloyds Bank. TCG Medical provides care for more than 75,000 patients across 11 GP practices in areas including:- Liverpool, Southport and the Wirral. The group received a 7 figure funding package from Lloyds Bank, enabling the business to purchase the site of St Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice, a Health Centre and GP surgery the group has operated since 2016. St Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice is based within a Grade II listed former Methodist Church, in Southport, dating back to 1901, when it was donated by Christiana Hartley, of the Hartley Jam Company.

TCG Medical has already begun plans to expand patient services and improve facilities at the Medical Centre this year. This will include the addition of a number of new state of the art Treatment Rooms and a Minor Surgery Operating Theatre, alongside an upgraded reception and waiting areas, and improvements to accessibility. The group will also be investing in improved energy efficiency measures reducing the carbon footprint of the building.

TCG Medical, which was formed by a group of clinical and business leaders in 2013, employs more than 500 clinical, administrative and support staff. Following the investment, the group is forecasting growth of 12% and the creation of 6 new clinical roles at St Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice.

Eric Balki, CEO at TCG Medical Services, said:- "Our patient's interests are at the heart of everything we do and already the practice has been acknowledged as being outstanding in several areas by the CQC. The decision to purchase the premises at St Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice will allow us to continue catering to our growing patient list, while also upgrading our facilities and expanding our clinical resources. The support we've received from Lloyds Bank throughout this process has been phenomenal. Not only did the relationship team arrange a financing package that was exactly suited to our needs, they were also always on hand to act as a sounding board when we experienced challenges."

Ian Anderson, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank, said:- "TCG Medical is an innovative medical group that places its patient's needs first. By investing in the premises at St Mark's Medical Centre and Trinity Practice, TCG Medical can ensure that people across the area will continue to receive the highest possible standard of care. Medical providers and GP surgeries remain central to the fight against Covid-19. It's vital that they have the correct support in place to continue operating during these challenging times. That's why we have specialist relationship managers who can provide the tailored guidance needed to enable healthcare businesses to prosper."

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 8,523 cases and the total number now stand at:- 4,163,085 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-345 within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 122,415, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 135,613.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 15,485. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 2,047 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,117.

In England, there are a total of:- 3,646,745 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 573,883 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

Liverpool City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions.

Liverpool, 47,150 confirmed cases.


Halton, 11,533  confirmed cases. 20
Knowsley, 16,939 confirmed cases. 27
Sefton, 23,078  confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 16,360 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 23,656 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 100 100 to 199 200 & over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 17,097 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 8,830 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 24,176 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 16,285 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 19,672 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 20,549 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 92,475 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 49,720 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 21,557 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 12,833 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 19,753 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 21,683 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 19,482 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 16,898 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 15,588 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 16,951 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 27,176 confirmed cases


Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
19,177,555 736,037
Jab Stats correct as of 25 February 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the Vaccine  developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca Vaccine  from 4 January 2021. Both Vaccine s are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 0.6 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -6% to -2%, as of 26 February 2021.

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