Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan

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.

The Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan is a shared vision between the NHS and the local authority to empower people to live more independently.

The focus of the plan is to help keep people out of hospital and avoid permanent admissions into care wherever possible.

It sets out priorities for the next three years and describes the changes people can expect to see.

It includes a pledge to increase the number of permanent clinical staff working within the NHS — while reducing reliance on expensive agency workers — and a commitment to keep off-Island travel for services to a minimum.

The document also sets out the vision for mental health services on the Island, which are being redesigned to provide support tailored to the needs of the individual.

Over the coming months you will hear more about the plan.