Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter

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HANDS SPACE FACE 
 1 in 3 people with coronavirus don’t have symptoms, so could be spreading it without knowing. Stay vigilant. Avoid unnecessary contact with others to minimise risk. Even after you’ve had the COVID vaccination, you still need to follow the rules.

  • wash hands
  • cover face make
  • space

CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK
 It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – Smear tests are the best protection against cervical cancer. GP practices are still here for you and have measures in place to keep you safe. Don’t delay, book your smear today!

GP PATIENT SURVEY
 Have you received a GP patient survey in the post this year? The NHS asks over 2.2 million people in England to let us know about their local GP and health services. Please tell us about your experience to help the NHS. Click here to complete the survey

YOUR GP PRACTICE IS HERE FOR YOU 
 GPs are continuing to work differently, and appointments are offered by telephone or online allowing you to stay safely in your own home. Face to face when necessary but still providing great advice and care. Health concern? Please book an appointment. Click here

MATERNITY VOICES PARTNERSHIP 

Calling all parents and parents-to-be! We want your help to improve maternity services and support in Wigan Borough. 
Our next meeting will take place Thursday 28th January 2021, 1pm – 2.30pm online via Microsoft Teams.
Click here to book you place.

MENTAL HEALTH ENGAGEMENT

Thanks to everyone who completed our survey or took part in one of our Focus Groups to talk about mental health services. We are busy writing the feedback report and will share this soon.

DO YOU HAVE DIAETES? 

We are working with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and local GP practices to review Diabetes services to see if there is a way we can work better together to improve services for patients. We need input from patients to help shape this work and you can get involved in the following ways:

Share your story
We are gathering stories from patients about their experiences of using diabetes through the process of getting your diagnosis through your care and treatment. The story can be written or we can give you a ring to take your story. 
To get involved in this work please get in touch with Rachel Richardson on [email protected] or 01942 482711.

WIGAN BOROUGH COMMUNITY HUBS
 
If you need support, fill in our online self-referral formor call 01942 489018.  For more information visit our website

MATERNITY SAFETY INFORMATION
 Maternity safety information for Black, Asian or minority ethnic women is now available from NHS North West Materials are in 11 translated languages – scan the QR code on the image or visit the website

KOOTH 

It is normal to feel stressed or anxious at difficult and uncertain times. If you need someone to talk to, support is available. Kooth has an online community of children and young people to talk to and a team of counsellors to help you. Find out more here

DEALING WITH BEREAVEMENT
 The loss of someone we love can be distressing and the grief we feel can be hard to process as we adjust to the loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Visit our website for helpful tips and bereavement support.

YOUTH ZONE VIRTUAL ACTIVITY TABLE

For virtual activities every day of the week go to https://www.wiganyouthzone.org/the-virtual-youth-zone/

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