Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter 15 September 2021

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WIGAN BOROUGH CCG FINANCE TEAM ARE HOLDING AN ONLINE WORKSHOP!

Join our Wigan Borough CCG Finance Team on an online session via Microsoft Teams on 6th October, 10am – 11am, to discuss local NHS finances and ideas for 2021/22. 
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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Are you age 16 or over and living or working in Wigan Borough? 

If so, head to a local walk-in-centre for a 1st dose Pfizer vaccination, no need to book!  

Click here for clinic details.

Please encourage family and friends to come forward for their vaccination.
ORDER YOUR COVID-19 PCR TEST
It is important to get tested, even if you have mild symptoms.

Keep life moving, order a PCR test here or call 119.
WEEKLY EVENTS SNAPSHOT!

Click below for a Weekly Events Snapshot, listing the potential upcoming events from 26th August – 27th November inclusive.
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GET INVOLVED…
HAVE YOU HAD RECENT MATERNITY CARE IN WIGAN?

Wigan Maternity Voices Partnership are inviting people with recent experience of using local maternity services to join them on a walk around Wigan maternity ward. 

This is an opportunity for service users to review the space and care using the ‘Fifteen Steps for Maternity’.

To be held on Friday 17th September, 10.30am – 1.00pm.
Partners and babies welcome!  Hit the button to find out more and to register!
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COMMUNITY COHESION, INCLUSION AND EQUALITY EVENT

Wigan Council are holding a Wigan Community Cohesion, Inclusion and Equality Event on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at Golborne Parkside Sports & Community Club.

The event is an opportunity to come together to celebrate, listen, learn and contribute to how we can build community cohesion. 

The event will see some fantastic speakers and provide opportunities for networking, open conversations and a Q&A session with all speakers. 

Click here for more info and to register via Eventbrite – limited availability due to reduced capacity to ensure COVID safety.
MARKET RESEARCH
The local NHS has commissioned BMG research to do some market research. 

This is to understand views and attitudes towards health and care provided in the area.

If you are contacted by BMG research, through being signed up to take part in market research, this is a legitimate pieces of work.
SUPPORT AND SERVICES…
GET THE RIGHT CARE AT THE RIGHT TIME!

Our Borough’s Emergency Department continues to be very busy.
If your condition isn’t a medical emergency, you’ll wait longer to be seen.
Get the right care at the right time.

Think NHS 111 First or contact your GP, pharmacist, dentist, or A&E only if absolutely necessary.

Save time and get answers to your health questions quickly by accessing NHS 111 online at http://111.nhs.uk
Watch a video below to see how this works. 
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YOUR GP PRACTICE IS STILL HERE FOR YOU!

Smear tests are the best protection against cervical cancer.
Your GP practice is here for you and you can still safely access your practice. Don’t delay in booking your cervical screening appointment.

Click here to follow Jane’s recent experience of going to her GP practice for her smear test.
SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY SEPTEMBER 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed in September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

If you’re struggling to cope or you know someone who needs support, call Samaritans on 116 123 or text Shout on 85258.

Take the free 20-minute training to learn how to save a life.
It’s important to know that you don’t need to struggle with these thoughts and feelings alone and there is help and support available.
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WIGAN AND LEIGH CARERS CENTRE

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre is an independent registered Charity that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in Wigan Borough.

  
The centre aims to support both young and adult carers to recognise their own needs, have their voices heard, help with their physical and mental wellbeing and ensure they are fully understood, valued and supported in their caring role.

For advice and support, call the Carers Centre on 01942 705959.
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SUPPORT WITH BEREAVEMENT

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by death. 

To speak to someone in person, call 0161 983 0902 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief.
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ADDITIONAL INFO…
DO YOU RUN A MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP AND NEED SUPPORT TO GROW?

Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) have a number of opportunities for Greater Manchester’s peer support groups. 

They are currently collating a directory of all mental health peer support groups in Greater Manchester, with the hope it makes it clearer for potential service users to find out what is out there that may benefit them, and how to access these services, and so that they can signpost service users. 

Click here to add Your Support Group to the Directory
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NORTHERN HEALTH SCIENCE ALLIANCE (NHSA): A YEAR OF COVID-19 IN THE NORTH

A new report lays clear the devastating impact of the pandemic on people across the North of England.
The report shows the unequal health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the North with higher rates of COVID-19 related mortality and unemployment.  Click here to read report.
EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (EHRC): INQUIRY INTO CHALLENGING DECISIONS ABOUT ADULT SOCIAL CARE

EHRC want to understand people’s experiences of challenging, or trying to challenge, local council decisions about adult social care or support.
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CABINET OFFICE CONSULTATION: NATIONAL RESILIENCE STRATEGY – CALL FOR EVIDENCE

The Cabinet Office is seeking views from members of the public to inform the development of a new National Resilience Strategy.

The consultation seeks to understand current perceptions of risk and resilience, gather evidence on where improvements could be made, and gauge the UK’s appetite for change.

Closing date for consultation: 27th September 2021. 
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GREATER MANCHESTER CLEAN AIR ZONE

The 10 Local Authorities that make up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have approved the Clean Air Zone, which will launch in May 2022.

This will help to bring harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) within legal limits as soon as possible. Clean Air Greater Manchester are seeking further views via an online survey on two proposed inclusions to the final Clean Air Zone scheme.
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Click here for online survey
PLACES FOR EVERYONE CONSULTATION

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is asking residents of Greater Manchester to take part in an eight-week public consultation on a new joint development plan for homes and jobs. 
The Places for Everyone plan, which has been produced using the evidence from the drafts of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, will determine what kind of development takes place across nine boroughs in Greater Manchester. 


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UPDATES FROM THE KING’S FUND

Read weekly updates from The King’s Fund newsletter here, including an analysis on the recent government announcements, including key questions on the Health and Care Bill, Richard Murray’s take on the health and social care levy, and what the proposals will mean for social care.
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