FCMS was established in 1994 as part of the original co-op movement. In 2017 they were named the lead provider in multi-organisational approach (collaboration not competition) in the delivery of 24 hour integrated care for the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas, covering a population of 330,000; including three Urgent Treatment Centre’s, Out of Hours service, GP Extended Access Services, Care Coordination, Primary Care Streaming, DVT and Community based Wound Care Services.
During 2015 they expanded into the Yorkshire area where FCMS runs an out of hours service, a co-located Urgent Treatment Centre, a Same Day Health Centre as well as a n ECP Visiting service across a further 330,000 population in Doncaster. More recently, they have partnered with the local GP Federation to develop and provide GP Extended Access Services there also.
FCMS became part of the NHS 111 pilot in the North West in 2011 and provided full blown 111 services until March 21st 2013 and are now part of the North West 111 provision in a subcontract with NWAS.
They have been providing Dental Services for over 12 years and during 2017 won Pan Lancashire Unscheduled Care Dental Call Handling, providing triage and appointment booking for all urgent dental care across the county.
In April 2015 they merged with two other companies that they are part of to provide community diagnostics across the North West and Out of Hours and a Same Day Health Centre in Lancashire North, as well as a Minor Injuries Unit in East Lancashire.