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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
Better antibiotic awareness results in decrease of prescriptions

The number of antibiotics being prescribed on the island is falling thanks to better awareness of when to use them.

11 February 2019
Successful scheme sees more island residents visit a pharmacy

Around 500 people each month on the Isle of Wight are being treated more quickly by going to see a pharmacist rather than booking an appointment at a GP practice.

04 February 2019
Isle of Wight funding success enables clinical pharmacists support for GP surgeries

One Wight Health, the Island’s GP federation, has successfully bid for £566,000 funding from NHS England to provide Clinical Pharmacists support to GP surgeries across the Island.

22 January 2019
Local NHS and Wave 105 campaign on health services launches

There are a variety of health services available to use which can sometimes get confusing.

22 January 2019
Free self-referral for support to manage mental health problems

People with long term conditions who may be feeling stressed or anxious can now self-refer to an online mental health support site.

18 January 2019
Patients urged to take part in the 2019 GP Patient Survey

Several hundred Islanders are being urged to take up their invitation to participate in the 2019 GP Patient Survey. 

15 January 2019
Top tips to stay warm this winter

The local NHS today issued a ‘six of the best’ guide on how to stay warm and well during the cold snap.

09 January 2019
Media statement: 'Safe haven' drop-in service

Sue Lightfoot, Head of Commissioning Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia at NHS Isle of Wight CCG, said:

21 December 2018
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

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