Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group is the statutory body responsible for commissioning local health services in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan.

Contact us on 01942 482711 or public@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk

Shape Your NHS Training Programme 

This training programme is aimed at:

  • members of our Shape Your NHS Community
  • Patient Participation Group (PPG) members
  • voluntary community sector staff or volunteers
  • local residents and patients 

 All training sessions are FREE to attend. You can pick and choose which courses you fancy, there is no obligation to attend them all. In 2018 we delivered:

  • Suicide Awareness (online course)
  • Social Media
  • Understanding the Local NHS
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Autism Friends
  • Dementia Friends
  • Minute Taking
  • Chairing a meeting & committee skills
  • Different ways to get people involved
  • Medicines Waste

You can find more information about these sessions further below.

Tell us what you think of our training!

Have you taken part in one of our training sessions? If so we would love to get some more feedback from you. We want to know if you have any ideas that will help us to plan sessions for the future.

Please click here to complete a short survey online.

Current Training Courses

Click below to download our latest training brochure:

Suicide Awareness Training

 

Wigan Borough is now a member of the Zero Suicide Alliance: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

There is a free online training course for members of the public and staff!

You can access this online any time!

Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Click here to do the online training.
Mental Health InMind

A free 1-hour InMind session will help you learn more about looking after your mental wellbeing and spotting the signs of negative mental health. 

10.30am – 11.45am

Thursday 18th July 2019

Compassion in Action, Leigh

Click here to book online
Understanding the Local NHS

This session will give an overview of the NHS in Wigan Borough, what commissioning is and how all the organisations work together.

1.30pm – 2.45pm

Wednesday 31st July 2019

St Peters Pavilion, Hindley

 

Click here to book online

Different ways to get people involved

This session will cover some different tools and techniques to engage with people. We will talk about real case studies from patient groups.

 

3pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 31st July 2019

St Peters Pavilion, Hindley

 

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Minute Taking

This session will introduce you to how to take minutes and notes at meetings with some practical hints and tips.

 

1pm – 2.20pm

Thursday 15th August 2019

Sunshine House, Scholes

 

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Chairing a meeting & committee skills

This session will give you an overview of how to chair a meeting well. It will cover preparation, what to do in the meeting and how to follow up. We also talk about skills to be an effective member of a committee of a group.

 

2.40pm – 4pm

Thursday 15th August 2019

Sunshine House, Scholes

 

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Dementia Friends

This session will help you understand what it’s like to live with dementia and what you can do in the community.

 

1pm – 2pm

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Ashton Leisure Centre

 

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Autism Friends

This session will help you understand what it’s like to live with Autism and what you can do to make the community more autism friendly.

 

2.15pm  - 3.15pm

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Ashton Leisure Centre

 

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Introduction to social media

This session will cover the basics of what social media is and how it can be used.

2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Atherleigh Park Hospital, Leigh

 

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Disability Awareness Training

This session will help you understand what it’s like to live with a disability and what you can do to be more aware, including recognizing peoples' unique gifts and skills so that they will feel more welcome in society.

 

1pm – 3pm

Thursday 14th November 2019

Sunshine House (Annex), Scholes

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 Training we delivered last year!

 In 2018 we delivered:

  • Suicide Awareness (online course)
  • Social Media
  • Understanding the Local NHS
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Autism Friends
  • Dementia Friends
  • Minute Taking
  • Chairing a meeting & committee skills
  • Different ways to get people involved
  • Medicines Waste

You can find more information about these sessions further below:

 

1. Minute Taking

A copy of the training presentation is below:

Who’s attended?

We’ve delivered this training course twice. We’ve had a range of attendees; people with no experience of taking minutes and people looking for a refresher. We’ve helped people who need to take minutes for their GP patient participation group or other community groups.

What did they think?

The training has evaluated well and people have gained some practical skills to use in their volunteering roles.

     “It was a good session…”

 

2. Social Media

A copy of the training presentation is below:

Who’s attended?

We’ve been joined by a range of people on this course. Some people have had experience of using social media and some complete beginners. Whilst some attendees just wanted to understand what social media was all about, others wanted to think about how they could start to use social media to engage with more people. We’ve offered support to any patient participation groups and GP practices who want to start using social media to engage with more people.

What did they think?

It’s given people a really good overview of social media. It has started to get people thinking differently about what engagement means and how it can be done differently.

     “Session was very good introduction and I am much more enlightened about the scope of potential uses for social media...”

 

3. Introducing the Local NHS

A copy of the training presentation is below:

Who’s attended?

We’ve been joined on this session by people who are new to volunteering in the NHS and others who have been involved for a while but wanted a refresher. People have had a whole host of backgrounds and interests and wanted to know more about how the NHS works in Wigan Borough.

What did they think?

The training session has also evaluated well.

      “As a new member of the PPG I found the session to be valuable. It has given me more insight into the wider picture of the CCG and the services provided. I particularly valued how the speakers give each person a voice.”

      “Excellent – relaxed atmosphere”

 

4. Different ways to get people involved 

A copy of the training presentation is below:

Who’s attended?

We’ve had a range of volunteers, patient participation group members and Healthwatch volunteers. Some people are new to volunteering in the NHS and others have more experience. Most people who’ve attended have wanted to get some ideas on how to get their patient group working more effectively and thinking outside the box.

What did they think?

This training has evaluated really well. People have enjoyed hearing the different case studies and thinking about how they could apply it to their group.

     “It’s been good to share ideas”

     “Very well presented and involvement of all participants”

 

5. Medicines Waste

Who’s attended?

This training has been attended by patient participation group and members of the public who are interested in medicines waste. They have been looking for information about the amount of medicines waste in the Borough and how people can play a part in tackling the issue.

What did they think?

The session has evaluated well and people have been able to take campaign resources back to their own GP practices and community.

 

6. Chairing a meeting and committee skills

Who’s attended?

This session has been attended by people who currently chair or may wish to chair a meeting on a voluntary basis, for example a patient participation group. Some people have had more experience than others.

What did they think?

The session has evaluated well and given people practical skills to use in their own volunteering roles.

     “This training was excellent and should be repeated at regular intervals”

 

7. Autism Friends

Who’s attended?

This session has been attended by a range of people, volunteers, public and staff who wanted to know more about Autism and become an Autism Friend.

What did they think?

We’ve had really great feedback about this session in particular about the delivery of the session by someone with Autism. The session has increased awareness amongst people about Autism and how to communicate better.

 

8. Dementia Friends

Who’s attended?

This session has been attended by a range of people, volunteers, public and staff who wanted to know more about Dementia and become a Dementia Friend.

What did they think?

This training has evaluated well. It is very informative and helps you to understand and communicate more effectively with someone with Dementia.

 

9. Deaf Awareness

Who’s attended?

This session has been attended by a range of people, volunteers, public and staff who wanted to know more about what it’s like to be deaf.

What did they think?

We’ve had really great feedback about this session in particular about the delivery of the session by someone who is deaf. The session has increased awareness about what is like being deaf and some of the barriers they face when accessing services. People have been able to take things back to their GP practice to help people.

 

Any suggestions?

If you have any ideas or suggestions for the training programme please get in touch! You can contact us on 01942 482711 or shapeyournhs@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk

 

Accessible Information

If you would like any of this information in a different format (such as Large Print, Audio, Easy Read or Braille) or a different language, please call us on 01942 482711 or email shapeyournhs@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk.

 

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