Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter 14 July 2021

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Welcome to our latest newsletter

14 July 2021

NEWS AND UPDATES…



COVID VACCINATION FIGURES
The latest vaccination information shows 68% of all Wigan Borough residents have received their first dose and 54% have received their second dose.

We are encouraging all residents aged 18+ to come forward for their first dose as soon as possible.

There are a number of walk in clinics taking place which can be found here.






PRIDE STEWARDS WANTED!
We are recruiting 20 Stewards to marshal Wigan Pride on Saturday 14th August 2021, how exciting given the last 16 months! The event will run from 1pm-6pm and will be held outdoors on a small area of grass at the rear of Wigan Youth Zone.
We will be following all public health guidance in relation to COVID-19.  

Full steward briefing will be undertaken prior to the event and t-shirts and refreshments will be provided. 

For more information or to volunteer please contact Tracie Smith at Wigan CCG on 01942 482721 before Wednesday 28th July or email [email protected]

NEW ASPULL HEALTH AND WELLBEING CENTRE
Construction of a multi-million pound healthcare development, Aspull Health and Wellbeing Centre, has been given the go-ahead.  Work on the new building is set to start late summer. This is a collaboration between the CCG, WWL, Aspull Surgery and OneMedical Group.

Click here for more info

THINK WELLBEING NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER
Think Wellbeing have changed their telephone number. 
Think Wellbeing offers free NHS therapy for people aged 16 and over to help you change the way you think.
Contact them on 01942 764449 if you are registered with a GP in Wigan or self-refer online here.
Click here for more about Think Wellbeing


HEALTHWATCH WIGAN AND LEIGH ANNUAL REPORT


Click below to read more about Healthwatch and how they have helped and supported people throughout 2020-21.
Click for Healthwatch Annual Report 2020-21

GET INVOLVED…



HAVE YOU USED NHS 111 IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS? 

If you’ve called 111 or visited 111.nhs.uk within the last 3 months we’d love to hear about your experience of using the service. 

Did it go well?
Could it have gone better?
Did you get what you needed?
Could anything be improved?

We want to make sure residents are accessing the right care from the right place. Your feedback will help us to understand how the service is working for people.

To share your experience of using NHS 111, please complete our short online survey or, if you prefer to speak to someone please get in touch via [email protected] or by calling 01942 482711.
Click here to complete survey


SUPPORT AND SERVICES…





YOUR GP PRACTICE IS HERE FOR YOU
GP Practices are offering face-to-face appointments, if clinically necessary. 
Contact your GP practice online or by phone for an assessment. 
There are measures in place to minimise the risk of coronavirus.  


GET THE RIGHT CARE AT THE RIGHT TIME
Did you know Pharmacies can help with minor illnesses and common conditions? 
If you are unsure about what pharmacies can support with, simply give them a call before you go. 
Please help the NHS by getting the right care at the right time.
You can also access support  by contacting NHS 111, your GP practice, your dental practice or A&E, if absolutely necessary.



DENTAL CARE
Dental Practices are now open and help is available if you need urgent dental care.  If you need certain types of treatment, or don’t have a dentist, you may be given an appointment at an Urgent Dental Centre.
Contact your dental practice or local dental helpline on 0333 332 3800.


COVID-19 RECOVERY CAMPAIGN!

NHS England have launched a COVID recovery campaign. 
COVID-19 is a new illness, and we are still learning about how people recover from it. Your recovery will depend on things like:
How poorly you were with the virus
Whether you have other health issues
If you went into hospital
If you were in intensive care

Remember to give yourself time as getting back to ‘normal’ and your recovery at home after having COVID may take longer than you think.
Get support at www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.u
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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Are you struggling with your mental health and need to talk to someone urgently.  If so, contact the free 24 hour crisis line on 0800 051 3253 for help and support.



 


HANDS, FACE, SPACE AND FRESH AIRIt’s much safer to spend time outdoors as fresh air blows COVID-19 particles away.  However, if you do choose to meet up and spend time indoors with people, please ensure you leave windows open to let the fresh air in.

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. We will never share your contact details with anyone.  We store them securely and only contact you about opportunities to engage with us in improving local health services.  

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Contact Name: Rachel Richardson.