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Posted: 2nd July 2018

NHS70 Celebrations on the Isle of Wight

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The following activities and events are taking place on the Island to celebrate this important milestone:

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Posted: 23rd May 2018

Islanders invited to have their say at health events

A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.

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Posted: 18th April 2018

Our Local Care Board, plan and priorities - news update.

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Posted: 27th February 2018

CCG Governing Board accepts recommendations for hospital services

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Posted: 27th February 2018

A new care model for hospital services to be recommended for the Island

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Posted: 13th November 2017

Embracing Self Care for Life – Pharmacists can provide you with expert advice from the High Street

To mark Self Care Week 2017 (13 – 19 November) the Isle of Wight NHS Trust wants to highlight your health expert on the High Street – the community pharmacist/GP Practice Pharmacist.

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Posted: 4th October 2017

Isle of Wight Opens New Mental Health Community Safe Haven

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Posted: 25th July 2017

Rally Round to support people on the Island

The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from Rally Round, a free digital network which enables family members, friends, carers and communities to create and organise support for themselves or someone they care about.

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Posted: 1st June 2017

SIM scores the double at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has scooped two prestigious national healthcare awards, and was Highly Commended in a third category.

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Posted: 22nd May 2017

Take regular medication? Don’t get caught short this Bank Holiday

If you take regular medication now is the time to check and make sure you have a supply to see you through the May Bank Holiday. Arranging your repeat prescription in advance and knowing which services are available when GP Practices are closed will take away any unnecessary inconvenience and worry.

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Posted: 27th April 2017

Is your child protected? New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations

In support of World Immunisation Awareness Week, the NHS is reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases.

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Posted: 22nd April 2017

Health Advice for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Island health and care services are urging Islanders to ensure their repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance and know which services are available over the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend.

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Posted: 13th April 2017

Health Advice this Easter Bank Holiday

GP Practices will be closed on Friday 14th April (Good Friday) and Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) and will re-open on Tuesday 18th April. Anyone who feels they need to see a GP during this time should call NHS 111.

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Posted: 22nd March 2017

Work to redesign hospital specialty services underway

The next phase of major work to redesign the way health and care services are delivered on the Island in the future is underway.

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Posted: 8th February 2017

Funding for ‘One Public Estate’ is “welcome news”

My Life a Full Life Programme Director comments on the welcome news about the One Public Estate funding secured by the Isle of Wight Council which will contribute to the development of locality hubs on the Island.

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Posted: 7th February 2017

National NHS Director impressed by Island’s collaborative initiatives around health and care

Matthew Swindells, NHS England National Director for Operations and Information visited the Isle of Wight last week (Friday 3 February) to see first-hand, how the Island is working together to tackle some of its health and care challenges as part of the My Life a Full Life new model of care.

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Posted: 27th January 2017

On The Road To Good Health

A new health, fitness and wellbeing roadshow will hit the streets the end of this month, which will see the Isle of Wight Council’s public health team linking up with 1Leisure to encourage more people to get fit and healthy this year. The initiative is part of My Life a Full Life – the new way in which health and care services are being planned and provided on the Island both now and in the future.

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Posted: 25th January 2017

Consultation on the impact of the ongoing transformation of the IW Urgent Care Service, including Walk-in Access Monday-Friday

The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on the impact of changes to the walk-in access to GP Urgent Care Service based at St. Mary’s Hospital, during weekdays.

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Posted: 16th January 2017

Consultation on the future of Primary Care

Isle of Wight (IW) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on the future of services provided by GP practices between late December and mid-February.

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Posted: 13th January 2017


Community Action Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group are holding a first meeting for a new support group for islanders living with coeliac disease

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