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.
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The My Life a Full Life programme has already made a difference in the community and impacted positively on our healthcare system, with latest figures showing:
Find out how the team that handles ambulance 999, NHS 111, rehabilitation, district nursing, social care and warden assisted housing alarm calls has successfully worked together to ensure that those needing urgent care have the right treatment, by the right person at the right time, avoiding a large number of unnecessary hospital admissions
Find out how GPs and care home staff have worked together using telehealth to improve the care and management of those living with long-term conditions
Read about the difference that care navigators are making to people's lives in the community, helping them navigate the care system to bring together the support they need
Find out how the community helped to recruit their local area coordinators - a role geared to helping make a positive difference to people's lives, helping them find practical solutions to problems they are experiencing and connecting them with their local communities so they get the most out of the support and opportunities available
Find out about the training being delivered to help staff working across different organisations within the Island's health care system to break down barriers so they can work more effectively together
Read about how our workforce across the health and care system on the Island has been collaborating to develop a centre of excellence to ensure we have the training, skills and flexibility within our workforce to deliver the health and care services our community needs both now and in the future
Read about the difference The Footprint Trust is making to help people fight fuel poverty and to manage their energy and water bills
Read about how Age UK Isle of Wight has been working to find housing and care options support to help people who are vulnerable to get back on their feet.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.