Strategies, Policies & Plans

Here is a list of all the commissioning strategies, policies and plans for Wigan Borough CCG and joint strategies.  They are organised by topic.

Anti-Bribery

Statement from Paul McKevitt, Chief Finance Officer for NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),
“The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1st July 2011 with an aim to tackle bribery and corruption in both the private and public sector. It is important that NHS Wigan Borough CCG, its employees, suppliers and business partners remain compliant with the legislation. The responsibility to detect and prevent bribery applies to all employees of the CCG, regardless of position held, as well as consultants, vendors, contractors and/or any other parties who have a business relationship with the CCG.
NHS Wigan Borough CCG supports a zero tolerance approach to Bribery. It is a serious offence carrying unlimited fines and a custodial sentence of up to ten years. Soliciting, offering or accepting a bribe will be held to be an offence under the Act. In addition, the Act introduced a new corporate offence resulting in a wider spectrum of potential defendants, meaning, companies, as well as individuals, may find themselves in breach of the Act. Thus, it is important that we are all aware and remain compliant with the Act; maintaining a robust corporate and employee code of practice. It is essential for us to work together in ensuring we create an anti-bribery culture within the work place.
NHS Wigan Borough CCG has an Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy in place; it is vital that all employees and those whom we deal with are aware of the policy and assist the organisation in compliance. Any suspected instance of bribery will be taken seriously and dealt with thoroughly by the CCG, and appropriate action will be taken where necessary. If there is any doubt as to whether an action might constitute bribery, the matter should be referred to NHS Wigan Borough CCG’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.”

Business and Finance

How we will manage our business, finance and procurement processes.

Business Continuity

How we will ensure that we are able and ready to respond to any incidents that disrupt or might disrupt our business.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) Policy

Care Homes

How we will support high quality care homes

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

How mental health services for children and young people will be transformed.

Children’s emotional health and wellbeing is a fundamental component of our children’s services, and our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Local Transformation Plan (LTP) set out our ambition to redesign our services by 2020 to create a model for CAMHS that supports our vision by developing:

  • Integrated, place based working that is visible and active in communities;
  • linked to Schools, Early Years Settings, Start Well Centres and GPs; and
  • builds on the wider workforce capacity for the promotion of positive mental health and well-being.

Wigan’s CAMHS LTP was first published in December 2015, and since then the CCG has published an annual update on progress with the plan:

We remain committed to working with children and young people on the continued development and implementation of our plans to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Choice and Equity Policy

The way in which NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group will commission care for people who have been assessed as eligible for fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Commissioning and Transformation

How we will commission services and transform local services

Communications and Engagement

How we will communicate and engage with residents in the Borough

Complaints

How to complain about a decision on healthcare funding and how your complaint will be handled

End of Life

How we will support the development of a good end of life experience for all patients

Equality and Diversity

How we will improve the equality of access and reduce health inequality in Wigan Borough

Health Assessment

Sets out the nature of the local population and the health needs of the Borough

Health Care Associated Infections

How we will manage and reduce health care associated infections such as MRSA and Colostrum Difficile

Medicines Management

How we will oversee and manage the use of medicines in the Borough

Risk Management

How we will manage risks to the business of the CCG

Safeguarding

How we will safeguard children and vulnerable adults from harm

Safeguarding Assurance Reports:

Quality

How we will manage the quality of our services

Independent Investigations of our work overseeing services and improvement actions plans:

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