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29 June event

A BIG thank you to everyone who has taken part in our Island-wide survey of health and care services.  You've told us what you think of existing services and what you'd like to see change.  Hundreds of people have taken part in completing our survey or joining us at events and community discussions across the Island.  Now we want to share those results with you and our emerging thoughts about the future redesign of health and care services.  We're holding an event on 29th June from 4.30pm-6.30pm at the Riverside Centre, Newport and you are welcome to join us.  Please register by 27 June using this link Look forward to seeing you there!

Talking about the future of health and care on the Island

As part of the health and care redesign programme the past few weeks 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 been held for health and care professionals involved with services and more are planned as the redesign moves forwards.

People have also been responding 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.  The survey has now closed and we are looking in more detail at all of the feedback. 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 are being fed into working groups of professionals, clinical experts, volunteers and members of the public who are examining how services are currently provided and how they might be provided in 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 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. As well as additional events in the coming months, 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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