Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter 26 January 2022

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26 January 2022
COVID-19 WALK-IN-CLINICS

Visit one of our local walk-in clinics – If you’re unvaccinated, you’re about 8 times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid-19 than if you’ve had both doses of the vaccine and the booster.
Get vaccinated now


SELF-ISOLATION RULES

Tested positive for COVID-19?

Your self-isolation period could now be just 5 full days instead of 6.
Take a rapid lateral flow test each day starting on day 5, and you can stop self-isolating on the day of your second negative result. 

More details here.



GROUNDBREAKING EVENT – NEW ASPULL HEALTH & WELLBEING CENTRE

Construction has now commenced at the new Health and Wellbeing Centre in Aspull, Wigan.  
Wigan CCG are delighted to be working with Aspull Surgery, One Medical Group and local partners on the new development, to provide a fully-integrated healthcare service in the community.  


The building is designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable and ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all patients.

Click here for video
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HEALTHWATCH REPORT

The Healthwatch Quarter 3 report which highlights Wigan and Leigh Healthwatch activities from 1st October to 31st December 2021 is now available.  
Click here to have a read!

GET INVOLVED…

SURVEY ON  MENTAL HEALTH  RESEARCH

A team at the University of York is exploring how research funding can better be organised to address unmet mental health needs.
They are seeking the views of anyone who has been or would like to be involved in mental health research in the North of England, as a professional (through a research institution, or health or social care organisation) or as collaborator (for example, those in the third sector, or as a public contributor).
They will use the findings to inform recommendations to the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). 
Click here to complete the online survey which should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

 
BUMP & BUGGY WALK
Join Be Well Wigan on a FREE Bump and Buggy walk. 
A great way for expectant and new parents and grandparents to get out, be active and meet new people!
Find out more about the walks here



SUPPORT AND SERVICES…


CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK 
Cervical screening can help prevent cervical cancer and save lives.
Find out what the screening involves and how you can book an appointment here.

URGENT MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 
Need urgent help with your mental health?

You can now call our 24/7 mental health crisis line for FREE.

The Wigan number is – 0800 051 3253 or visit here for more info.




THINK NHS 111 FIRST
When you think you need A&E, go to NHS 111 First where you can get help and advice right away and, if needed, a healthcare professional will call you.

ADDITIONAL INFO… 

CLORE SOCIAL AND THE UBELE INITIATIVE FOCUS GROUP 
Clore Social and The Ubele Initiative are designing a radical new development programme for Black and Minoritised social leaders in the UK, and want to connect with leaders who work with social purpose and who are serving Black communities.

If you work or volunteer in the social sector, responsible for managing people or projects, they would like to hear from you at one of their focus groups taking place in late January, or via a questionnaire.
Click here for more info. 

MAYOR ANDY BURNHAM – EVENT 
Online conversation between Mayor Andy Burnham and disabled people in Greater Manchester:
Monday 7th February, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Andy Burnham will outline his strategies for improving the lives of disabled people (e.g. transport and digital exclusion) and respond to questions and challenge. The Mayor will also recognise the work of the Disabled People’s Panel over the last year and outline shared priorities. 
If you would like to attend, please email panel@gmcdp.com and let them know of any access requirements. 

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