All about

FCMS is a Social Enterprise health and wellbeing services provider and we are passionate in our drive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, who are the central focus of all that we do

Our why?

To nurture an environment of inspiration, innovation and disruption so that the people within our world receive exceptional care for this generation and the next

FCMS started as a GP cooperative in 1994 providing home visiting services across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

Fast forward to today and we deliver services across the Fylde Coast, Lancashire & South Cumbria, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, and the Midlands.  We’ve grown to providing everything from urgent care, diagnostic services, emergency dental services, call handling, and targeted care for vulnerable communities and much much more. 

We only provide services we have a passion for and that we know we can deliver to an exceptional standard.

Our Values



We have natural oompf... It's infectious.



We are not here to be average; we are here to be awesome!



People rarely succeed unless they are having fun. Happiness is healthy.



We are down to earth and here to make a difference in the lives of others; NOT to see how important we can become.



We are intuitive to changing needs and respond quickly, we do this with energy, ideas and positivity.



We challenge the norm. We have the courage to get the difficult jobs done.

Our Story

FCMS is founded as a GP Co-operative across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, providing a GP home visiting service

Devonshire Road Hospital used as an operational base


A surgery based service became operational using Dermatology Out-patient facilities at Devonshire Rd


Began developing computerised patient clinical records


Moved to the Out of Hours Primary Care Centre at 88 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool


Began to develop a multi-disciplinary clinical team with GPs, nurses, dentists, paramedics, mental health nurses and social workers


Won National Health and Social Care Award for Emergency Care


PDS Medical founded

Suzy Layton appointed as FCMS CEO

PDS Medical delivers first echocardiography waiting list service


PDS Medical and FCMS create partnership called Gold Standard Health


First ambulatory ECG service provided


Same Day Health Centre in Fleetwood launched


Began to deliver Blackpool Teaching Hospital's Urgent Care Centre


Starting delivering 111 call handling service using NHS Pathways


Pilot provider of The Silver Line Service

Announced as provider of Morecambe Bay Urgent Care services. Same Day Health Centre Morecambe opens


Preferred provider to deliver national call handling for The Silver Line Service

Stability Partner for NHS 111

PDS Medical begins to offer a non-obstetric ultrasound service


Successful in bid to provide 111 services across the North West 

Diagnostics service receives British Society of Echocardiography accreditation

FCMS celebrates 20 Year Anniversary


Awarded Doncaster Urgent Care Service

NHS 111 contract with NWAS goes live

PDS Medical launches Rossendale Minor Injuries Unit 

FCMS and PDS expand to a new Head Office - Newfield House 


Fleetwood Home Visiting pilot goes live


Dental Helpline goes live 

Fylde Coast Integrated Urgent Care Services goes live 

Begin providing special allocation scheme for Lancashire

FCMS (NW) Ltd appoints first Non-Executive Chair - Philip Smyth


FCMS awarded Extended Access at Doncaster in collaboration with Doncaster Primary Care


FCMS celebrates 25 year anniversary

PDS Medical purchases first mobile clinic 


FCMS deliver new Virtual Ward services for Covid patients

Range of Covid-19 services launched including pulse oximetry @ home, swabbing, testing and vaccinations

Successful in bid to retain Doncaster Urgent Care Services as part of the Primary Care Alliance

PDS Medical becomes wholly owned subsidiary company of FCMS


Remote monitoring service for long term conditions goes live on Fylde Coast 

New Homeless Health service launched across the Fylde Coast

Successful in bid to join NHS England's Community Diagnostic Hub Framework

FCMS purchases and repurposes single decker bus to be used as a mobile clinic

All PDS Medical services transferred to be managed and delivered by FCMS


Emergency Dental Service launched in Blackburn & Burnley

Dental Helpline Service expands to include South Cumbria

Launch of mobile health assessments and ear syringing 

West Lancashire GP Out of Hours service goes live

Successful with bid to join NHS England's Increasing Capacity Framework 

FCMS joins Social Enterprise UK

Greater Manchester Heart Failure Monitoring goes live


Virtual Ward in Morecambe Bay launched

Diagnostics business unit achieve ISO 9001 accreditation

Homeless Emergency Dental pilot goes live

Sheffield 111 Online Validation Service goes live


NHS Health Checks Lancashire service goes live

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