When is your local pharmacy open this Christmas and New Year?

Lots of pharmacies will be changing their opening hours over the festive season, which means it’s very important to make sure we all have everything we need to stay well over Christmas.

11 December 2018
Is your repeat prescription on your Christmas list?

Christmas will be here before we know it, and with three weekdays lost to public holidays over the coming festive period, people who need repeat prescriptions are being reminded to plan ahead.

05 December 2018
Funding awarded to help support GPs and their practices on the Island

New funding of £400,000 has been received from NHS England to help support GPs and their practices on the Island improve their ability to deliver the best possible care for their patients. 

27 November 2018
Two Island practices work together to improve patient services

Two forward-thinking Isle of Wight GP practices have joined forces to improve patient services, including the launch of a new minor illness service to help meet demand for more same-day appointments.

25 October 2018
Governing Body Agenda and Papers 01 November 2018 Now Available

The Agenda and Papers for the Isle of Wight CCG Governing Body Meeting to be held in public on Thursday 01 November 2018 commencing at 10:30hrs at East Cowes Town Hall, York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6RU are now available to download below:

Governing Body Agenda and Papers 01 November 2018

24 October 2018
Flu advice for people with a learning disability

People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and at increased risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. 

10 October 2018
Show cancer the red card

Come and support the Show Cancer the Red Card event which has been organised by the Wessex Cancer Alliance. 

09 October 2018
84% of Island patients still rate their experience of their GP practice as good

More than eight out of every ten patients questioned rated as good their experience of their GP practice on the Isle of Wight. 

17 September 2018
Martin Wakeley
CCG welcomes new leader

The organisation that plans and buys NHS health services on the island is welcoming a new interim managing director.

05 September 2018
Record numbers getting urgent NHS help over the phone

Figures released by NHS England show that 20,000 people every day are now getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone.

30 August 2018
Bank holiday – which pharmacies will be open?

The bank holiday weekend is nearly here. For most people that means extra time off work, but do you know where you can find a local pharmacy which is open over the long weekend?

20 August 2018
Committed to improve and involve

We will improve, and we will involve local people more – that is the commitment of the organisation which plans and funds NHS services on the Island.

18 July 2018
Governing Body Agenda and Papers 19 July 2018 Now Available

 The Agenda and Papers for the Governing Body Meeting to be held in public on Thursday 19 July 2018 commencing at 10:30hrs at The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QR

are now available to download below:

Governing Body Agenda and Papers 19 July 2018

12 July 2018
CCG Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The CCG Annual General Meeting Public meeting will be taking place on:

Thursday 19 July 2018, commencing at 17:30hrs at Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR

The agenda and papers for the meeting can be viewed on from the Wednesday prior to the meeting or can be requested by e-mailing or by telephoning 01983 534862

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the CCG Governing Body reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.

02 July 2018
The Future of Hospital Care on the Island

 Have you got a question?

 Want to find out more?

 Or simply want to share your views?


05 June 2018
New mums benefiting from better service

A programme to give expectant mothers across the Isle of Wight area a broader choice over their care has now helped more than 3,800 women in Hampshire.

24 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.

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

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