Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership

Date: Dates to be agreed


The Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership is a partnership of NHS organisations working together to transform hospital services and improve specialist care. Our aim is to ensure that residents have access to the best health and care in the country. This will be achieved by increasing quality and safety standards and working together to develop ‘single services’.

Already in Greater Manchester, major trauma and stroke services have been changed to work in this way and the evidence shows that consolidating services onto fewer hospital sites has saved lives and improved patient care.

How to get involved:

There are different opportunities to get involved, click on the links below for further information.

Equalities & Experience Reference Group (EERG) has been established to support the work of the Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership and to make sure the patient voice is included is at the centre of transformation work taking place in Bolton Salford and Wigan.

The Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership (BSWP) is all about NHS organisation in the north-west sector of Greater Manchester working together to make sure that specific areas of hospital care are the best they can be. Nationally, there is a shortage of staff, limited money to provide services and increasing pressures on the healthcare system. The Partnership works to make changes to the way services are currently provided to make sure that NHS services in the sector are equitable, safe and sustainable for future generations.

The Equalities and Experience Reference Group (EERG) will support the Partnership to make sure that the people of Bolton, Salford and Wigan are able to contribute their experiences and have their say on transformation proposals, particularly in relation to access and equality.

The group will meet at regular intervals at accessible venues for the people of Bolton, Salford and Wigan.

By joining EERG and sharing your thoughts on proposals, you will be helping to improve health services for the future.

How to get involved:

If you’re interested in the EERG, please email or telephone 01204 390 473.


“You Said, We Listened” documents are provided to the group to feedback how their views have helped shape the work.


The Bolton, Salford & Wigan Partnership is leading on the creation of a single service for General Surgery. This means that care will be provided by a single team of surgical staff working together across Bolton, Salford and Wigan to provide emergency and planned general surgery.

Salford Royal Hospital has been designated as the specialist site where a consultant will be on duty 24/7 to provide timely care to high-risk patients. Low-risk surgery, ambulatory care and outpatient services will continue to be provided at Bolton, Salford and Wigan hospitals.

Click below for a full update on our work to transform General Surgery services:

BSW Partnership General Surgery pack Nov 19

Get Involved:

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments please get in touch with with the Bolton, Salford and Wigan Programme Team on You can also follow the team on Twitter @BSWPartnership.

The Partnership is looking at how Dermatology services are delivered across Bolton, Salford and Wigan.

Dermatology services diagnose, investigate, treat and manage the conditions of children and adults with skin disease, as well as hair and nail complaints. We are currently working with the organisations in Bolton, Salford and Wigan to explore ways to improve services for patients, which may lead to some changes.

The following leaflet contains more information about the review and the options being considered:

Dermatology – future development brochure

The initial stage of engagement has been completed and the report will be published here.

How to get involved:

If you’re interested in Dermatology services please contact or keep an eye out on our “Open Consultations and projects” page.

Different formats:

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 on 01942 482711 or

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