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Rally Round to support people on the Island

The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from Rally Round, a free digital network which enables family members, friends, carers and communities to create and organise support for themselves or someone they care about.

04 July 2017
SIM scores the double at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has scooped two prestigious national healthcare awards, and was Highly Commended in a third category.

01 June 2017
Take regular medication? Don’t get caught short this Bank Holiday

If you take regular medication now is the time to check and make sure you have a supply to see you through the May Bank Holiday. Arranging your repeat prescription in advance and knowing which services are available when GP Practices are closed will take away any unnecessary inconvenience and worry.

22 May 2017
Is your child protected? New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations

In support of World Immunisation Awareness Week, the NHS is reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases. 

27 April 2017
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Health Advice for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Island health and care services are urging Islanders to ensure their repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance and know which services are available over the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend.

22 April 2017
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Health Advice this Easter Bank Holiday

GP Practices will be closed on Friday 14th April (Good Friday) and Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) and will re-open on Tuesday 18th April. Anyone who feels they need to see a GP during this time should call NHS 111.

13 April 2017
Work to redesign hospital specialty services underway

The next phase of major work to redesign the way health and care services are delivered on the Island in the future is underway.

22 March 2017
Funding for ‘One Public Estate’ is “welcome news”

My Life a Full Life Programme Director comments on the welcome news about the One Public Estate funding secured by the Isle of Wight Council which will contribute to the development of locality hubs on the Island.



08 February 2017
National NHS Director impressed by Island’s collaborative initiatives around health and care

Matthew Swindells, NHS England National Director for Operations and Information visited the Isle of Wight last week (Friday 3 February) to see first-hand, how the Island is working together to tackle some of its health and care challenges as part of the My Life a Full Life new model of care.

07 February 2017
On The Road To Good Health

A new health, fitness and wellbeing roadshow will hit the streets the end of this month, which will see the Isle of Wight Council’s public health team linking up with 1Leisure to encourage more people to get fit and healthy this year.  The initiative is part of My Life a Full Life – the new way in which health and care services are being planned and provided on the Island both now and in the future. 

27 January 2017
Consultation on the impact of the ongoing transformation of the IW Urgent Care Service, including Walk-in Access Monday-Friday

The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on the impact of changes to the walk-in access to GP Urgent Care Service based at St. Mary’s Hospital, during weekdays.

25 January 2017
Consultation on the future of Primary Care

Isle of Wight (IW) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on the future of services provided by GP practices between late December and mid-February.

16 January 2017

Community Action Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group are holding a first meeting for a new support group for islanders living with coeliac disease

13 January 2017
Urgent Care Service busy - NHS continues to need you to ‘choose well’

The Urgent Care Service at St. Mary’s continues to be very busy.

24 November 2016
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published today (Wednesday 23rd November). 

23 November 2016
Isle of Wight NHS Trust gets impressive results in diabetes weight management

Isle of Wight NHS Trust won second place for having the largest impact on body weight and waist circumference after competing against 72 other Trusts and Health Centres across the UK.

12 October 2016
Changes to the Beacon - now the Urgent Care Service

The Beacon Health Centre has been redesigned into the Urgent Care Service (UCS) which is co-located with the Emergency Department at St Mary’s and treats urgent care needs only. 

11 October 2016
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World Mental Health Day call to action - stop depression becoming the leading illness

According to national statistics, one in three adults in England report having experienced a traumatic event in their life and one in six adults report having a common mental health problem in the last week.   For some people this is short lived, but for others it can cause ongoing distress and can impact on their quality of life.


10 October 2016
Flu Clinics Winter 2016 Click for full size image
Get the flu jab

Do you have a long term health condition? Get the flu jab.

To find your local Flu Clinic click through to Isle of Wight NHS Trust website.

28 September 2016
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Coughing for 3 weeks? Get out of breath easily? Tell your doctor

“You’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting symptoms checked.” is the advice from healthcare professionals in support of the latest national Be Clear on Cancer campaign which raises awareness of lung disease and lung cancer.

26 September 2016
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan is still in development.

23 September 2016


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