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Supporting those most at risk

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.

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13th November 2017

Embracing Self Care for Life – Pharmacists can provide you with expert advice from the High Street

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.

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