|Welcome to our July 2019 newsletter! |
Below you will find information on opportunities to get involved and some good news stories.
|Quality of Health & Social Care|
Tell us about the last time you or a family member used a service
| The NHS and Wigan Council are working together to develop a shared view of quality across all health and social care services. We have launched a survey that asks you to tell us what worked well and what was the most important thing to you.|
To tell us what you think click below to complete the online survey or visit our website if you prefer to download a paper copy or ask us to post one to you.
Individuals/groups who want to speak to us in person
We’d be happy to speak to any individuals or groups who want to get involved with this work.
Please just get in touch at [email protected] or call us on 01942 482711.
|Shape Your NHS Training Programme (FREE)|
This training programme is aimed at:Members of our Shape Your NHS CommunityPatient Participation Group (PPG) membersVoluntary community sector staff or volunteersLocal residents and patients All training sessions are FREE to attend. You can pick and choose which courses you fancy, there is no obligation to attend them all. Hit the link below to see which training is available and how to register!
|Equality Reference Group – looking for members!|
Are you passionate about making sure everyone has a voice? We are still looking for members to join our Equality Reference Group which has met twice.
Click below for more info
|Community Stroke / Neuro Services – upcoming engagement work|
We will soon be launching engagement work around the integration of community stroke and neuro services in Wigan Borough. Keep an eye out for more details about this. If these are services you are interested in or have experience with please get in touch!
|Dementia Activity Timetable July – Sept 2019|
Click below to see the latest Dementia Friends timetable, with social activities for people living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment and their carers/relatives.
|Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre|
Click below to see the latest Wigan and Leigh Carers Training Programme
|Dicconson Group PPG – good news story!|
Dicconson Group Patient Participation Group (PPG) raised over £200 for the Local Alzheimers Society during PPG Awareness Week. They sold raffle tickets for prizes donated by local businesses in Wigan. Pictured here is Sue from the PPG alongside Cheryl and Dr Liam Hosie who drew the winners. Great work!
|Healthwatch Wigan & Leigh Launch Event, The Galleries, Wigan|
We were pleased to support Healthwatch at The Fire Within Event on the 26th June 2019. We spoke to lots of people about digital (online) services and signed people up to our engagement group!
Click below to check out Healthwatch
|Congratulations to Ken! |
Ken, Chair of Slag Lane PPG is very much involved with voluntary works including, working with Wigan Carers Centre, Vice Chair at LIGA, reading with pupils, Safeguarding Officer at St Mary’ s Lowton Church, Advocate for Addison’s Disease and the list continues! As a result of his fantastic voluntary contributions Ken was recently invited to Buckingham Palace.
|Well done Ken, we hope you had a lovely day!|
|We would like to say thanks!|
|Maternity Engagement Event June 2019|
A huge thanks to everyone who joined us at our last Maternity Voices Event. It was great to see parents and their little ones join us in Wigan Park to talk about how we can improve local maternity care! Keep an eye out for feedback from the session and details of our next event!
|Digital Health Services – now closed|
Thanks to everyone who spoke to us or completed our survey about digital (online) health services. We are really pleased with the level of response. The survey is now closed and we will be writing the feedback report over the next few weeks. We will send this out once it’s ready!
|Feature in a future newsletter|
|If you have any items you would like to include on a future newsletter please just let us know! You can get in touch with Nicky Ainscough or Rachel Richardson via [email protected] or 01942 482711|