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Welcome to our December 2019 newsletter!

As this is the last newsletter of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for working with us through 2019. 

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

NHS services over the festive period….
Most NHS services are open right through the Christmas and New Year, including local GPs and pharmacies.See flyer below for more information.

Click for flyer

Get involved with…

SURVEY – REVIEW OF “SHAPE YOUR NHS”
We’re currently reviewing our Shape Your NHS.
If you’ve got a few spare minutes please click the link below to complete our short survey.
You don’t need to know anything about it to take part!
Complete survey

CCG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We’re starting to think about plans for our AGM in 2020 and we’re looking for volunteers to help make it the best one yet!
Click below to read more and let us know if you want to get involved.
Click for more info

Upcoming Events…PATIENT FORUM WORKSHOP – NHS FINANCE
Book your place early for our next Patient Forum workshop to take place on
Thursday 20th February 2020, 6-8pm, Sunshine House.
Click below to book your place. 
Book your place

WIGAN BOROUGH CCG – UPCOMING EVENTS 
Take a look at our upcoming events and workshops which are all FREE to attend.  

Click below for further event details and how to book!  

Click here for upcoming events

GRASMERE SURGERY INVITE YOU TO A BETTER HEALTH DAY
Grasmere Surgery Patient Participation group are holding a Better Health Day at Leigh Health Centre, 21st January, 9am-1pm.
Take a look at the flyer for the list of services attending!
Click for flyer

WIGAN & LEIGH CARERS PROGRAMME 
Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre have published their latest training programme.
Take a look below.
Click for programme

Feedback about…
PATIENTS FORUM WORKSHOP
STOPPING DOCTORS FROM PRESCRIBING MEDICINES YOU CAN BUY YOURSELF

Thank you to everyone who attended our Patients Forum at Leigh Cricket Club on Thursday 5th December 2019.
The topic was the changes to the prescription of medicines you can buy over the counter.
Links to the presentation and resources below!
Patient Forum PresentationPatient
Forum NotesLink to campaign resources

QUALITY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Earlier this year we spoke to patients and residents to find out what “good quality” means to them.

Thanks to everyone who responded.

Click to see report

MATERNITY VOICES PARTNERSHIP
Click below to see the latest “you said, we listened” summary from the group. Feedback and ideas are helping us to improve maternity services in Wigan Borough!
Read “You Said, We Listened”

Good News Story
BEAVERS – BUG BUSTING!
Staff from the CCG recently visited a local Beaver Group to pilot the new Antibiotic Guardian award.
Read more about it below!
Click here to read the story

Regional Opportunities!
DIABETES MY WAY – FREE ONLINE SUPPORT
Diabetes My Way, a one stop website offering support for people living with Diabetes has been launched in Greater Manchester. 
Hit the link for more information and to how to access the online support. 
Click for more info

HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOSPICE AT HOME SERVICES!
Do you have experience of Hospice at Home Services?  If so, you’re invited to attend a public event.  The project aims to understand which Hospice at Home service types are likely to lead to the best services for local people. 
Support for travel expenses will be provided.
Click below for more details.See how to get involved

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
This newsletter has been brought to you by Nicky and Rachel in the Engagement Team.
Contact 01942 482711 or emailing [email protected].

If you need help understanding this, or if you need it in a different language or format such as large print or Braille please let us know on 01942 482711.

Contact Name: Rachel Richardson.