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.
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.
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.
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.
The next phase of major work to redesign the way health and care services are delivered on the Island in the future is underway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Urgent Care Service at St. Mary’s continues to be very busy.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published today (Wednesday 23rd November).
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan is still in development.
Age Friendly Island’s second annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on the International Older Persons Day on 1st October 2016.
During hot spells vulnerable groups, such as the older people, feel the acute effects of heat more than others and it’s long been recognised that death rates rise in the early stages of heatwaves.
A popular health and wellbeing roadshow returns to Ryde next month with a host of local organisations offering support and advice.
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.
As temperatures rise across the Island, the number of people attending St Mary’s Hospital is also reaching peak levels again with very poorly people needing to be admitted to hospital wards at St Mary’s.
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.