An update on the future of CCGs across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

In July 2020, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Southampton formally agreed that they want to merge to form a new commissioning organisation. 

18 September 2020
The IOW Mental Health Hub is continuing in new location

The Integrated Mental Health Hub has been so successful in the last few months that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Mental Health Services are really pleased it will continue for Island residents.

24 August 2020
Remember to get your repeat prescriptions in time for the August bank holiday

As we approach the August bank holiday, people are being reminded to ensure they order their repeat prescriptions in good time.

21 August 2020
Isle of Wight GP practices perform well in patient survey

Patients have given Isle of Wight GP practices the thumbs-up for services they provide – with many results exceeding the national average.

20 August 2020
Press release Covid-19 testing facility to relocate on the island

The coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facility on the Isle of Wight is due to move from its current location to Newclose County Cricket Club.

14 August 2020
People will now be able to have blood tests at their GP practice

Most people will now be able have a blood test which their GP has asked for within their own practice, bringing the service closer to home and reducing the need to travel.

12 August 2020
NHS Isle of Wight CCG shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

A project to support island GP practices identify and support patients who are at risk of harm or abuse and in need of safeguarding, has been nominated for a national award.

27 July 2020
New wheelchair service for the Island to start next year

Wheelchair users have helped shape a new service which will start on the Isle of Wight next year. 

23 July 2020
Safe haven service here to help children and young people on the island

A safe haven to provide children and young people with mental health support on the island has updated its opening times and ways to access the service.

17 July 2020
Mental Health Investment Standard

Each CCG across England is required to meet the Mental Health Investment Standard (MHIS). This means that CCGs should increase investment in mental health services at a faster rate than their overall increase in funding allocation each year.

09 July 2020
CCG provides funding to keep Breakout Youth open

An LGBTQ+ support service on the island will remain open thanks to funding from NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

03 July 2020
Statement on Black Lives Matter

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System has published the statement below in response to the Black Lives Matter campaign which we wholeheartedly support.

17 June 2020
Covid test centre and App gives easy access to testing

Covid-19 tests are now available to anyone aged five or over who has coronavirus symptoms.


20 May 2020
Top tips for mental wellbeing

This year Mental Health Awareness Week brings a host of unique issues and it’s natural that some people might be struggling.

20 May 2020
Which NHS services are open this bank holiday, and how to reach them

Doctors are urging people to remember that NHS services are still there for them over the long bank holiday weekend, whatever their need.

19 May 2020
One-stop mental health hub launches online

A website that brings together a wide range of local and national resources to help Islanders manage mental health issues has been launched by NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

07 May 2020
Your local NHS is here for you this bank holiday weekend

While we are all staying at home it can be difficult to know what to do if you need medical help or advice, but local doctors want to remind you that there are a range of services and support available.

06 May 2020
Coronavirus test, track and trace plan launches on Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight residents will be the first to be offered access to a new contact tracing app, as part of Government action to test, track and trace to minimise the spread of covid-19 and move towards safely reducing lockdown measures.

04 May 2020
Hampshire and Isle of Wight children and young person’s mental health crisis Freephone line launches

A Freephone mental health crisis helpline for children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been launched today.

04 May 2020
Help Us To Help You

After an unprecedented joint effort to ensure health and care services can respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the message is: if you need medical help – of any kind – the NHS is here to help you.

30 April 2020
COVID-19: Urgent and emergency dental care during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic all routine NHS and private dentistry has stopped. The NHS is continuing to provide urgent and emergency dental care. This will be available to both NHS and private patients.

23 April 2020
Isle of Wight mobile coronavirus testing unit to open for key workers

A mobile coronavirus testing facility is due to open on the Isle of Wight to increase testing for hundreds more key workers.

21 April 2020
Solent Mind launch Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Helpline

Leading Hampshire and Isle of Wight mental health charity Solent Mind have launched a free helpline, available to those experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing issues as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

20 April 2020
Accessing your NHS services this Easter

Your NHS services are still operating to care for and treat people over this Easter holiday weekend – despite the temporary changes brought in to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

09 April 2020
CCG and Two Saints launch new mental health support service

NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recognises that people may welcome some additional support where they may be worried or anxious about their mental wellbeing.

03 April 2020
COVID-19: Domestic abuse - where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.

02 April 2020
COVID-19: Advice from Isle of Wight Council

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

30 March 2020
COVID-19: The way that general practice is changing

Over the last couple of weeks, you are likely to have noticed a marked difference in the way things are being done in general practice as we manage Covid-19. ​Thank you for adapting so quickly to these new ways of working.

30 March 2020
COVID-19: Donating blood

Blood centres are open and you can still come to give blood. They have followed government guidelines to put special safety measures in place for social distancing.

30 March 2020
Coronavirus – Looking after your mental health

We are facing extraordinary times due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and it’s important that we all heed the advice to stay safe at home. This is a crucial step we can all take to help limit the spread of the virus and keep healthy and well.

27 March 2020
COVID-19: Keeping safe whilst self-isolating

Sadly we’re already hearing of scams arising based on the coronavirus, targeting isolating elderly people. In particular, there have been instances of individuals trying to gain access to people’s homes by claiming to have come to swab test them for the virus.

27 March 2020

As part of our regular review of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (HIOW LRF) has now declared the Coronavirus outbreak a major incident.

20 March 2020
Coronavirus information page created

We have created a new page where you can find the latest information and updates on Coronavirus.

11 February 2020
Get your medication from the supermarket, Island residents urged

Island of Wight residents are being encouraged to buy medication for minor health concerns directly from a local pharmacy or supermarket rather than seek a prescription first.

28 January 2020
Mental health drop-in centre will be open over the festive period

While many people begin to wind down and look forward to lots of food and drink, time with friends and family, and exchanging gifts, for others the festive period can be quite a lonely time.

20 December 2019
Check which pharmacies are open near you over Christmas and New Year

The festive season is already upon us and it’s important to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the holidays.

18 December 2019
Outpatients on the move ahead of new Urgent Treatment Centre

The Outpatients Department in St Mary’s Hospital is on the move.

18 November 2019
You can access a range of primary care services through the NHS App

All GP practices on the island are fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to access a range of primary care services.

07 November 2019
Myth busting the flu vaccine

Every year the NHS offers free flu vaccines to anyone who might be particularly vulnerable to catching the flu, but did you know that you can also pop down to most local pharmacies and pick one up for around £10, even if you’re not in a vulnerable group?

15 October 2019
Raising Awareness of support on World Mental Health Day

Find out more about the transformation taking place in community mental health services by coming along to an open day.

08 October 2019
NHS event on plans for the future

The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is holding a series of events across the county, to discuss plans for the future of health and care.

08 October 2019
Drop-in session date for patients to ask about Beech Grove Surgery

A date for a drop-in session for patients to ask questions about Beech Grove Surgery has been announced by NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

04 October 2019
NHS plea to patients in Brading and Lake: 'Please bear with us'

NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received formal notification that the GPs at Brading’s only practice are to hand back their contract to provide primary care services in the town and the branch surgery at Lake. 

03 October 2019
First day in new chapter for Newport Health Centre

The first merger of GP practices on the Isle of Wight took place as planned today (Tuesday October 1).

01 October 2019