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You’re amazing! A big thanks from the NHS to all our volunteers

NHS workers across the GP-led vaccination hubs on the island have said a big ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who have helped roll-out the programme.

03 March 2021
Hearings for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Stage 2 Review

The hearings for the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Stage 2 Review will begin at 10:30 on Thursday 4 March 2021. They shall start with a statement from the Chair of the Review – Mr Nigel Pascoe QC.

26 February 2021
Hitting the target, saving lives

The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has offered a first vaccine dose to all of the top four priority groups, and is now moving on to those aged 65-69.

15 February 2021
Lung Cancer: Covid’s hidden victim

Wessex Cancer Alliance is urging people to go to their GP if they have any concerns about their health which may be signs of cancer.

15 February 2021
Stage 2 Review into Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

In February 2020, NHS Improvement published an Investigation Report, written by Nigel Pascoe QC in relation to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

04 February 2021
Island NHS launches service to help patients dealing with Long COVID

People on the island dealing with the effects of Long COVID are being supported by a new service launched by the NHS.

22 January 2021
Please remember hands, face, space even after you receive your covid vaccination

The Covid vaccination programme is now well underway on the Isle of Wight with scores of residents receiving their first dose.

20 January 2021
The NHS urges people with liver conditions to get their flu vaccine

The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are urging people with liver disease to take up the offer of having their free flu vaccine to help protect themselves.

15 January 2021
Open letter to residents from local NHS leaders in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Leaders across the NHS in Hampshire and Isle of Wight have called on the public to support the NHS by staying safe and using the right service.

12 January 2021
Local NHS urges people to wait for their covid-19 vaccination invitation letter

The Covid vaccination programme is now well underway on the Isle of Wight and the NHS is delighted that people have already been able to receive the jab.

12 January 2021
Isle of Wight’s vaccination programme begins to use Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine

The NHS on the Isle of Wight has started to vaccinate people with the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.

11 January 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Centres launch across Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Another covid-19 vaccination site is due to go live on the Isle of Wight later this month.

08 January 2021
Increased testing appointments available to support demand for COVID-19 tests

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus mobile testing unit will be available on the Island from today (Friday 8 January), and will be available for at least the next three weeks.

08 January 2021
Sandra Thompson Dermicus patient
New app speeds up patients’ cancer skin care referrals

A new app which speeds up patients’ skin care referrals – including suspected cancer cases – was hailed as a potential life-saver by a relieved Isle of Wight patient.

22 December 2020
The NHS urges people with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) to get their flu vaccine

People with a high BMI are being encouraged to take up the offer of having their free flu vaccine.

22 December 2020
Your NHS is here for you this festive season

While we may be celebrating this Christmas and New Year differently, your local NHS will still be here to support the whole family.

22 December 2020
Further GP-led services gearing up to offer Covid vaccine to patients

Another 10 GP-led services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will start vaccinating patients over the next couple days, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history continues.

21 December 2020
COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

21 December 2020
More GP surgeries gearing up to offer Covid vaccine to patients

Further GP surgeries across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are getting ready to start vaccinating patients over the next few days, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history.

17 December 2020
First frontline healthcare worker on the Isle of Wight gets the covid vaccination

The first frontline healthcare worker on the Isle of Wight has received their covid vaccination.

16 December 2020
First covid vaccination takes place on the Isle of Wight

History has been made today as the Island’s first covid-19 vaccination clinic opened its doors.

15 December 2020
GP surgeries gearing up to offer Covid vaccine to patients

The first GP surgeries across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are getting ready to start vaccinating patients this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history moves into the next phase.

15 December 2020
Covid vaccine patient Mr Tibbs
Pride of local NHS in helping to lead the fightback against the pandemic

It was a day of pride, privilege and hope, as the NHS in Hampshire took part in day one of the biggest immunisation programme in the nation’s history.

08 December 2020
Patient meetings about the closure of Yarmouth Surgery

Wight Primary Partnerships Ltd is to hold two ‘virtual’ meetings this month for patients about the permanent closure of Yarmouth Surgery.

03 December 2020
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Contact the new NHS 111 First scheme for the right care in the right place

Getting the right treatment, at the right time at the right place has now become easier, with the NHS 111 First service now available on the Isle of Wight. 

01 December 2020
Free flu vaccinations will be given to 50 to 64 year olds from December

People aged over 50 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be able to get their free flu vaccination from December 1, through into the New Year. 

30 November 2020
App project to help diagnose skin abnormalities shortlisted for prestigious award

A project which helps speed-up skin cancer diagnosis on the Isle of Wight has been shortlisted for a 2020 Health Service Journal Award, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare. 

19 November 2020
National Safeguarding Adults Week

The Local Safeguarding Adults Boards in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton are supporting National Safeguarding Adults Week, from November 16th to 22, 2020. 

16 November 2020
Mass vaccination update

The government has asked the NHS to be ready to deliver a vaccination programme for England from December 2020, so that those at greatest risk will be able to access vaccinations as soon as they are available.

13 November 2020
Six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to become one

National regulators have given conditional approval for a single Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG to be created in April 2021. 

12 November 2020
The NHS is still here to support pregnant women

The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are urging pregnant women to continue using health services to protect themselves and their unborn baby.

12 November 2020
Safe haven service brings back face-to-face mental health support sessions for children and young people on the island

A safe haven to provide children and young people with mental health support on the island will once again be able to see people face-to-face via booked appointments.

10 November 2020
Why you may need to wait to get your flu vaccination

People are being thanked for their patience in receiving the flu jab this year as the NHS embarks on its biggest flu vaccination campaign.

04 November 2020
Medina Healthcare plans ‘site swap' for its main building

A GP surgery on the Isle of Wight is changing the location of its headquarters – which could in future help pave the way for improved patient services.

12 October 2020
Take up the offer of a free flu vaccination for children

Parents are being urged to take up the offer of having their children vaccinated against flu to reduce the spread of the virus.

30 September 2020
NHS launches largest flu campaign – and we want to ensure you get vaccinated this autumn

NHS and council leaders are coming together to ask people to ensure they get their flu jab this year in what will be the biggest vaccination campaign ever seen.

25 September 2020
2019/20 Annual General Meeting

This year, NHS Isle of Wight CCG will be noting the publication of its Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20, and sharing some highlights of its achievements during its Board meeting being held on 1 October 2020. This is to ensure public safety during the coronavirus (Covid-19 pandemic).

22 September 2020
Diabetes UK to zoom in on online peer support

Diabetes UK is running online sessions to support people across the Isle of Wight with Type 1 diabetes.

21 September 2020
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
STATEMENT FROM CHIEF CONSTABLE OLIVIA PINKNEY, CHAIR OF THE LOCAL RESILIENCE FORUM

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