Equality Reference Group

Date:  Our first meeting was held in May 2019 and we’ve met every 2 months since then.


If you’re passionate about equality & diversity in health services this is the group for you! Members of the group work alongside us on equality & diversity matters by providing advice, feedback, ideas and scrutiny. Our aim is for the group to represent the different protected characteristics. Our members are all residents, patients and people from voluntary community groups who have something to contribute and a genuine desire to work with us. The Equality Reference Group plays a role in assuring the CCG around it’s equality analysis work and the work done to reach diverse, potentially excluded and disadvantaged groups. The group will input into and review Equality Impact Assessments.

Download a copy of our meeting agenda and papers below:

May 20192019-05 ED Reference Group agenda – May 2019
June 20192019-06 ED Reference Group Agenda – June 2019
August 20192019-08 ED Reference Group Agenda EASY READ – August 2019
October 20192019-10 ED Reference Group Agenda EASY READ – October 2019
December 20192019-12 ED Reference Group agenda EASY READ – December 2019
February 20202020-02 ED Reference Group agenda EASY READ – February 2020
13 July 202013 July 2020 ED Ref Group Agenda Easy Read

The group has identified 3 areas they want to investigate further from an equalities point of view:

  1. Transport and Travel
  2. Discharge from Hospital
  3. Self-care

We’ve achieved lots since our first meeting in May 2019, take a look below:

Equality Reference Group – May – Oct achievements

Equality Reference Group, 6th December 2019 NOTES

Equality Reference Group, 26th February 2020, NOTES Final

For more information please see our Terms of Reference below:

ED Ref Group – Terms of Reference

How to get involved:

You will need to complete a quick application form for us to review.

Click here to complete an online application form.

Or you can download a paper copy of the form below:

ED Ref Group Application Form

This form can be posted back to us at:


Wigan Borough CCG, Wigan Life Centre,

College Avenue, WN1 1NJ


The group will meet on a regular basis and we will give feedback about how members are making a difference to the equality & diversity agenda!

Keep an eye out here for minutes and feedback.

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 shapeyournhs@wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk

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