My Life a Full Life is a new way of working across our health and care system – our new care model - on the Isle of Wight, that will enable us to manage our current and future challenges ensuring safe, sustainable, quality care and health improvements for all. A system in which health and care services will work together in a more coordinated, effective and efficient way, delivering more care at home and in the local community, to enable people to manage their health more easily and live their lives to the full.
Are there areas of your general health and wellbeing that you would like to improve? Would you like to know where to find reliable health information and advice, to help you make these changes? This is the section for you. You can also read stories from local people and find useful links and resources.
My community map and local area information.
It is essential to identify and prevent those at risk from a serious deterioration in health. We have therefore made this a priority and have set up teams that work together with GP practices to ensure teams of professionals from different disciplines work together to discuss and identify care for the most vulnerable people in each locality. Many of those people are already known to a number of services due to their complex needs, but those who are not can be identified before they reach crisis point through the improved use of shared knowledge and looking at patients from one overall standpoint.
To date the majority of the 16 surgeries on the Island have embraced this process with good attendance from all of the different disciplines. Already we have had positive anecdotal feedback suggesting that people who have been seen by a multi-disciplinary team have been able to avoid further health deterioration.
To mark Self Care Week 2017 (13 – 19 November) the Isle of Wight NHS Trust wants to highlight your health expert on the High Street – the community pharmacist/GP Practice Pharmacist.