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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.

18 May 2018
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 - Coping with stress

Everyone will experience stress in their lifetime but often it’s how we handle and manage those stresses which can impact our health.

10 May 2018
New plan for fulfilling lives

A new plan aimed at helping people with learning disabilities lead fulfilling lives is set to be launched.

24 April 2018
Don’t just think about eggs this Easter…

People who have repeat prescriptions are being urged: don’t risk running out of medicines over the Easter holiday.

28 March 2018
100% take up for Care and Health Information Exchange

All 16 Isle of Wight GP practices have now gone live with a new scheme which promises a more joined-up approach to healthcare.

26 March 2018
Hear the latest on how the public voice is improving maternity services

You can catch up on the latest developments in maternity services across Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth and Southampton.

20 March 2018
Calling Island residents: help design better mental health care for the Island

A call has gone out to hear from Island residents who can play a part in designing better mental health care.

27 February 2018
Use your pharmacy – and ease pressure on island GPs

Nearly 1,000 appointments at Isle of Wight GP practices each week may be taken up by people who could have gone to their pharmacy for help or advice.

21 February 2018
CCG Governing Board accepts recommendations for hospital services

The Governing Body of NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today formally accepted the recommendations of the Local Care Board in relation to the future of acute hospital-based services for the Isle of Wight.

01 February 2018
Testing the blueprint for improving the mental health of the Island

A new draft ‘blueprint’ for improving mental health on the island has been published – and residents are being asked for their views on this vision.

25 January 2018
Important update for families relating to the assessment and diagnosis of autism

We are commissioning a new autism assessment and diagnosis service from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust that complies with the recommendations put forward by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Once this service has been commissioned and staff are recruited, the service will be in contact with you directly. We are currently working to ensure that the new service starts by the end of February 2018.

24 January 2018
Public Consultation Event

We are holding an event to discuss our strategy, Living Well With a Learning Disability on the Isle of Wight, on Monday 29th January.

24 January 2018
Living Well with a Learning Disability on the Isle of Wight

The Living Well with a Learning Disability on the Isle of Wight consultation is currently live.

17 January 2018
Care and Health Information Exchange heading to the Island

Island patients are set to benefit from a new scheme which promises a more joined-up approach to healthcare.

04 January 2018
Share to Care Newsletter

The 6th Edition of the Share to Care Newsletter is now available here.

03 January 2018
Island Health services very busy this bank holiday weekend

Ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust have been very busy over the Christmas period. On 23rd, 26th, 30th and 31st December over 200 people a day passed through the Urgent Care Service and Emergency Department at St. Mary’s.

01 January 2018
Pharmacy Opening Times Over the Festive Period

Details of Pharmacy opening times over the Festive Period can be found here

22 December 2017
From Surviving to Thriving: Mental health recovery and wellbeing engagement event

NHS leaders on the Isle of Wight are working together to improve mental health services and would like to hear your views. With our partners and local communities we will become a mentally healthy island.

04 December 2017
Important announcement for families and partners relating to the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism

Announcement from the Autism Research and Diagnostic Centre (ADRC) on the provision of services for the assessment of childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

23 November 2017
Portsmouth minibus service for cancer patients

Message from Caroline Morris, assistant director of commissioning for NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), regarding the Portsmouth Daisy Bus service for cancer patients:

 

08 November 2017
Senior leaders support flu vaccination
Senior Leaders from the NHS and IW Council are giving their full support to this year’s flu vaccination programme and are urging members of the public who are at most risk from flu to take up their offer of a free NHS vaccine.

Senior Leaders from the NHS and IW Council are giving their full support to this year’s flu vaccination programme and are urging members of the public who are at most risk from flu to take up their offer of a free NHS vaccine.

06 October 2017
Hand washing
Please be D and V aware!

Following a spike in referrals to the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital were aware that a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting are circulating again in the community. Diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) is highly contagious.    Anyone who has had symptoms is asked not to visit the hospital, other health care facilities or other places where people are vulnerable e.g. residential care and nursing homes.

 

04 October 2017
Call 111
Changes to walk-in services at St. Mary’s Hospital

With effect from 3rd July 2017 it will no longer be possible to see a GP at the Urgent Care Service — formerly known as the Beacon Centre —between 8am and 6.30pm on weekdays. On weekdays between 8am and 6.30pm people should make an appointment with their GP practice, and GP practices are putting measures in place to make it easier.

26 June 2017
CCG AGM
15 June 2017
Cervical Screening ES
Don’t let embarrassment prevent cancer screening

Making time to take up your screening appointment is the single most important active step you can take to avoid developing cancer

12 June 2017
Agenda and Papers for the Isle of Wight Primary Care Committee published for 08 June 2017

The Agenda and Papers for the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group Primary Care Committee to be held in public on Thursday 08 June 2017 from 09:30hrs at Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8AZ are now available to download here:

Agenda and Papers for Isle of Wight Primary Care Committee 08.06.17 

31 May 2017
Sign Up To Safety Campaign

The Isle of Wight CCG has pledged to improve patient safety as part of the national campaign, Sign up to Safety.

Sign up to Safety is a national patient safety campaign, announced by the Secretary of State for Health, which launched on 24 June 2014.  It has the ambition of reducing avoidable harm in the NHS by 50% over the next three years, and saving 6,000 lives as a result. This is supported by a campaign that aims to listen to patients, carers and staff, learn from what they say when things go wrong and take action to improve patient safety helping to ensure patients get harm free care every time, everywhere.

 

25 May 2017
Share to Care Newsletter 2nd Edition

The Share to Care Newsletter 2nd Edition and relevant information linked to this document are now available to download below:

Share to Care Newletter 2nd Edition 
Falls and Medication Errors June 2015
Letter to Provider February 2017
Monitoring Form
Introductory Level Flyer 2017
Senior Level Flyer 2017

25 May 2017

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