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Talking about the future of health and care on the Island

As part of the health and care redesign programme the past few months have seen a number of important opportunities for both members of the public and professionals to share their views on the future of health and care services on the Island.

Hundreds of people turned out at meetings hosted by the My Life A Full Life programme including at Newport, Shanklin, Ryde, Freshwater and Ventnor to talk about how the Island might respond to a range of  issues which will impact the future of services.

Some of the challenges discussed include how best to look after people who are living longer with more complex conditions, and how to manage pressures on urgent and emergency care such as at the Beacon Centre, and how to recruit and retain staff. A number of events have also been held for health and care professionals involved with services.

Over 700 people have also responded to the survey in the ‘Time to Act’ leaflet – both online and by post – sharing their views on what might be working well and what else might need to change.  Some of the emerging themes so far include making services easier to access, the work of the Island’s thriving voluntary and independent community, the importance of good communication and the role of IT and technology.

All these views have been fed into working groups of professionals, clinical experts, volunteers and members of the public who have been examining how services are currently provided and how they might be provided in future.  At the end of June, we shared their emerging thinking at a public event as they work towards developing a first 'blueprint' for how health and care services on the Island can be delivered in the future.

The redesign process, which is being managed as part of national funding from NHS England, is examining changes to the way people live and how they want to access health and care, and what that means how services need to be managed in future.

This is only the early part of an on-going conversation about health and care on the Island and there will be further opportunities for people to have their say. A formal consultation setting out proposals for change is expected later this year.


Your News and Stories

This is your space for stories, celebrations, events and news. 

Type 2 Diabetes Education Course - Sylivia shares her experiences with us and explains how attending the course has made positive change to her and her family’s life.  Read Syilvia's story here

Fancy a cuppa and a chat - The Really Useful Cafe meets at West Wight Sports and Community Centre, Thursday mornings between 10am and 12. Speakers, information stands and gentle seated exercise. For more information click here for this month's cafe events.



The My Life a Full Life Pledge 

The Pledge is a public commitment to the My Life a Full Life ethos and values, working together with our communities for the Islands health and well being.


For more information click here 


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Need health advice? Choose the right NHS Service this Bank Holiday

Whether you're out and about this weekend enjoying the Island or catching up on DIY and jobs in the garden, make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend by using the most appropriate NHS service should you need medical help or advice.

When it’s not a 999 emergency call 111 – the NHS non-emergency number. Pharmacies can also provide urgent advice & help

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Emerging ideas on the future of health and social care to be discussed

People on the Island are being invited to an event on 29 June in Newport to hear the emerging ideas that could change the face of health and social care.

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