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

There are lots of ways you can become involved, including joining your local GP Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG). We actively engage with all PPGs in Wigan Borough. This includes listening and asking questions.

PPGs work with their GP Practice to help improve the service that patients get. Working with the GP Practice is their main purpose, but they also help us understand what patients need, want and think about services, from broad topics like quality, to specific issues like A&E attendance or how we treat conditions like asthma.

To join your local PPG and start having your voice heard, speak to the Practice Manager at your GP surgery.

To find out more about PPGs in Wigan, watch this video:



2018 Annual Conference & Awards  - book your place!

Our annual PPG Conference will take place on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at The Edge Conference Centre, 10.30am - 3.45pm (registration open from 10am).

Click below to see the event flyer

Click below to see the conference agenda

This year we will close the event with PPG Awards to recognise some of the fantastic work our local PPGs and practices. Click below for more information on the award categories and how you can nominate!


Any patient groups, residents, VCSE groups are welcome to attend! Click here to book your place now!


2018 – 2019 Training Programme

We are excited to announce a NEW training programme for Patient Participation Group (PPG) members and people signed up to our Shape Your NHS Community.

You can access this training if you are a member of a local PPG or signed up to our engagement membership.

All training modules are FREE to attend. You don’t have to do them all you can pick and choose which you fancy.

Training courses available to book through May:

  • Chairing a Meeting and Committee Skills
  • How to Involve Patients
  • PPG New Members Welcome

Please see the attached training programme for more details and how to book.


PPG Case Studies

We have been working with some of our local PPGs to produce case studies which showcase some of the great work they do with their practices. Click on the links below to see the case studies!

1. Pennygate PPG - Working with the practice during flu season


2. Pennygate PPG - Children's flu party

3. Dicconson Group PPG - Dementia Carers Support Group


Patient Forum

To help us make sure we can continually engage with patients across the Borough, we work with PPGs regularly.  Every other month, we invite the Chairs of PPGs to a meeting in their local area to discuss things that affect that area and CCG services.  These chairs (and members) are then invited to our Patients' Forum (every other month), to discuss the higher level strategic work of the CCG, and to bring together ideas, best practice and concerns.   Once a quarter, members of the Patient Forum take it in turn to present with our Engagement leads to our Governing Body on the engagement activities and the work of Patient Forum.


PPG Conferences

In recent years, we have started holding an Annual PPG Conference.  The conference brings together patients and practice staff from PPGs to discuss a particular topic, share best practice and ideas, and help each other.



In 2016, we held a specific Patient Forum Development Session:



Papers to come

Spotlight Sessions

We hold Spotlight Sessions on particular topics.  These topics are normally asked for by our Patient Forum members.  Any member of the public or voluntary sector can attend, but we target them at PPGs.  Spotlight Sessions are 2hour events focusing on one topic in detail.  They usually take the format of a presentation followed by a Q&A, but sometimes there are table top exercises.

NHS Finances

GM Devolution

Primary Care (GP Services)


Share to Care

Share to Care and Fair Processing

Healthier Wigan

Heart of Wigan (Population Health)




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