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

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 Review of GP services


Date: Upcoming consultation


GP services are often described as the ‘front door’ to the NHS. Most people will choose to go see their GP when they become unwell. There are approximately 9,000 appointments every week across the 60 GP practices in the Borough.

In 2014 we wrote a plan for how GP practices would work and this is now out of date. This was our Primary Care Strategy.

GP services across the Borough are facing a number of challenges. The demand on GP services is increasing and nationally there is a shortage of doctors choosing to be GPs. We think we need to make some changes to the way GP services work in the Borough to address the issues and make them resilient.

We have a vision for GP services but we want to know what people think so that we can write our new strategy.

There are different things we want to talk to people about during the consultation:

  1. The services available when your own GP practice is closed
  2. How your GP practice works
  3. How your GP practice will work with others in the community
  4. Behind the scenes at your GP practice

We have recently recruited a number of volunteers to help with the first element of this; the services available when your own GP practice is closed. The recruitment pack below includes the Terms of Reference for the group:


We recently talked to our Patients Forum about this (January 2019 meeting). There is more information the presentation below:

How to get involved:

We are currently planning a full consultation and we will be planning a number of engagement events when it launches.

If you want to register your interest to take part in the consultation please let us know. Please call 01942 482711 or email shapeyournhs@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk.

We will keep this page up to date with the consultation survey and events once launched.


Take a look at our “engagement feedback” page. There is some information on there from a previous review of primary care. Information from this latest engagement will be posted in due course.

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If you would like help understanding this information, or need it in a different format (large print, easy read or braille, for example), please contact us.


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