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
Isorropia team picture
Transforming mental health services on the island

Dealing with mental health challenges can be a very personal thing to tackle however it always helps to have support from those who have lived through a similar experience.

18 September 2019
Urgent care seminar at Partnership Board meeting

People are invited to hear about improvements to the urgent care provided by the NHS as part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups board meeting in Fareham next week.

18 September 2019
Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan to help improve services

Supporting people to live healthy, independent lives is at the heart of an ambitious three-year plan to improve health and care on the Island.

05 September 2019
AS final
Warm welcome to the CCG's newly-appointed Managing Director

The organisation that plans and buys NHS health services on the island has welcomed a new permanent Managing Director.

28 August 2019
Changes to August bank holiday Monday pharmacy opening times

There have been changes to the previously announced pharmacy opening times for this bank holiday Monday (August 26). 

22 August 2019
Bank holiday – the pharmacies that will be open

The August bank holiday weekend is nearly here which could spell three days of visiting family, having a go at some DIY or going out an about in the local area.

12 August 2019
NHS leaders on the Isle of Wight welcome £48 million funding boost

NHS leaders on the Isle of Wight have welcomed a £48million funding boost which will pay for building and IT improvements.

05 August 2019
Sandown and Shanklin GP practices to merge next year

Two more Isle of Wight GP practices are set to merge next year. 

05 August 2019
New app will help speed up skin care referrals

Two island GP practices are using a pioneering new app that speeds up how quickly a skin problem can be seen by a specialist and give a patient a diagnosis.

31 July 2019
New home and phone number for mental health drop-in centre

A drop-in service for people who need support during a mental health crisis is set to have a new home and new phone number.

24 July 2019
Tips to stay cool in the warm weather

With temperatures set to soar over the next few days plenty of people will have plans to head to the seafront, have a barbecue, go to a park or just soak up the sun at home.

27 June 2019
Issues with Phone Lines

UPDATE 20/06/2019 - The phone lines are now fixed

There are currently issues with the CCG telephone lines (BT is working on this via the IOW NHS Trust) when dialling a direct number, whereby the person making the call gets the engaged tone, you can still get through to the Isle of Wight CCG, but you need to dial 01983 822099, use option 1 and enter the relevant extension number (use the last 4 digits if it is shown as a direct dial i.e. 53xxxx or 55xxxx).

The main reception number is advertised as 01983 552064 (as this is a direct dial number, you get the engaged tone) if you dial 01983 822099 ext 2064 you can get through. 

19 June 2019
Come along to our autism information events

The families of children awaiting an autism assessment are being invited to update sessions to find out more about the service and help shape its future.

05 June 2019
Improving NHS wheelchair services – what do you think?

The NHS is looking to improve wheelchair services on the Isle of Wight – and there is still time for service users to help us to do that.

23 May 2019
Isle of Wight GP practices set to merge

Isle of Wight GP practices are set join forces in two separate mergers to ensure the long-term sustainability of services for their patients.

23 May 2019
The changing face of primary care on the Island

A message about the future of primary care by Jane Cole, Managing Director (Interim), NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

23 May 2019
Wheelchair survey: we need your views

The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to ensuring the right care is delivered at the right time, in the right place, by the right people.

30 April 2019
Itchy eyes and runny nose? How to help manage your hayfever symptoms

As we finally emerge from our winter cocoons and move into spring and summer, many of us can experience symptoms such as a runny nose and itchy eyes.

18 April 2019
Your local NHS has an egg-cellent idea

The Easter bank holiday is just around the corner and people are being urged to consider if they have enough medicine to last.

09 April 2019