Our training programme is aimed at anyone who wants to get involved. We’ve delivered sessions to members of our Shape Your NHS Community, GP patient groups, voluntary sector, volunteers and local residents.

All the sessions are FREE. You can pick and choose which you fancy, there’s no obligation to attend them all.

2020 Training sessions

To book on click the link or call 01942 482711 or email shapeyournhs@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk.

ANYTIME

JANUARY 2020

  • Introduction to Minute Taking | 29th January | 2 – 3.30pm | Wigan Life Centre (South) – Click to book online

FEBRUARY 2020

  • InMind Mental Health training | 12th February | 1pm | Sunshine House Community Centre – click to book online
  • Chairing a meeting & Committee Skills | 19th February | 11am – 12.30pm | Leigh Cricket Club – click to book online

MARCH 2020

To be announced

APRIL 2020

To be announced

MAY 2020

To be announced

JUNE 2020

Help us improve

If you’ve taken part in one of our training sessions we’d love to get your feedback and ideas. This will help us plan future sessions.

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Training feedback and presentations

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…”

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…”

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”

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”

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.

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”

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.

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.

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.

Who’s attended?

The training was attended by local patient group members, volunteers from the local hospital and council and NHS staff. The fantastic session was delivered by Deb and Julie, local residents who live with a disability.

What did they think?

Feedback on this session was really positive. It was useful to learn the history of disability and the origin of different terms. People valued Deb and Julie’s positive attitudes and advice on how to best communicate with someone with a disability. The session enabled people to reflect on the fact that disability can happen to anyone.

Accessible information

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