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Locality Plan Equality Impact Assessment


What happened?

During the spring and summer of 2016, with our partners we underwent an involved process to understand the impact that the Wigan Borough Locality Plan might have on the 9 protected characteristics groups, plus those in deprived areas, carers and veterans.  The engagement work included:

  • A large workshop event were people and community groups were invited to assess the impact of the plan
  • Engagement via our network of Patient Participation Groups and Shape Your NHS community
  • A ‘spotlight on’ session on the locality plan
  • Further visits to community groups to speak to people from the protected characteristics, e.g. maternity groups

To find out more about the locality plan, visit our GM Devolution page.

In 2017 we spoke to people again about the Locality Plan, in the context of introducing The Healthier Wigan Partnership. More information can be found under that project.


What difference did people make?

The Locality Plan Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is below:

The report was shared with relevant staff responsible for the services discussed so that they could take into account the findings.

We have undertaken further engagement work into some of the individual programmes, for example Primary Care and more information about this can be found under the relevant section of this page.

In 2017 we set up the Wigan Borough Engagement Group to look at the patient and public involvement in the Wigan Borough Locality Plan, ‘Further and Faster Towards 2020’. The group is chaired by a local patient. The members are local patients and residents from across the health economy engagement structures, i.e. WBCCG Patients Forum, Trust Governors, Volunteers and Healthwatch Wigan & Leigh. Click here for more information about the group.


What’s next?

Please keep an eye out on our ‘We need your help’ page for details of current engagement work and details for the Wigan Borough Engagement Group.



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