Using anonymous or aggregate information

This type of data is used to help assess the needs of the general population and / or in the area and surrounding areas of Wigan Borough.  This helps us make informed decisions and prepare reports on the services we commission to assess:

  • The quality and efficiency of the health services we commission;
  • To work out what illnesses people will have in the future, so we can plan and prioritise services and ensure these meet the needs of patients in the future; and
  • To review the care being provided to make sure it is of the highest standard.

Where information is used for statistical purposes, secure measures are taken to ensure individuals cannot be identified.  Anonymous information may also be passed to neighbouring CCG’s and councils as part of integrated working.

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