‘A lot of work still to do’, says Isle of Wight NHS Trust following improvements to Mental Health Services

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The Community Mental Health Team have been thanked for their hard work, after the CQC inspectors found several improvements in the service following a recent inspection

Friday, 31st January, 2020 10:09am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight residents urged to get some medication over the counter rather than through prescription

medications on the shelves in the supermarket

The CCG say this is about stopping prescriptions for ailments such as a sore throat, dandruff, athlete’s foot, indigestion or fungal infections, for which anyone can buy medication from any supermarket or pharmacy

Friday, 17th January, 2020 9:36am

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor GP merger a step closer as details of Ventnor Medical Centre revealed

Grove House Surgery

The merger has been approved by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group as part of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, to "help patients better manage their conditions without the need for hospital care"

Monday, 13th January, 2020 5:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight sees 80 per cent change in five years for those diagnosed with dementia

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The Isle of Wight has seen the highest increase of those on the dementia register per 10,000 people

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 1:37pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year

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Check details of which pharmacies are open and when over the festive period

Friday, 20th December, 2019 6:41pm

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Eight days to help shape GP services, say Isle of Wight CCG

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The CCG would like to make a decision by mid-November, so are asking patients to take part in a survey which closes next week

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 2:48pm

By Mark Wingham

‘Desperately betrayed’ says one Isle of Wight service user on World Mental Health Day (updated)

depressed man

With the closure of Mental Health Day Centres around the corner, one service user says all he's been offered is to 'pop along to Aspire' - who had to shut their wellbeing services down after funding cut

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight cancer patients share their experience of care through survey

St mary's hospital

Find out how the 187 Isle of Wight patients who gave their feedback on the care they had received at St Mary’s rated it

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 12:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Islanders learn more about the ‘abolition of our NHS’ at Sell-Off screening and Q&A

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Christine says the mood among the packed audience was one of disbelief, dismay, shock, anger and sadness after the screening and talk about the abolition of the NHS.

Friday, 4th October, 2019 12:20pm

By Christine Lightbody with 9 readers' comments

NHS plea to patients in Brading and Lake: ‘Please bear with us’

Waiting room

From April 2020, alternative GP provision will need to be found for 4,500 patients in Brading as GPs hand in their notice.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 6:00pm

By Mark Wingham with 7 readers' comments

First Isle of Wight GP merger took place today


One of the GPs involved in the merger said, “This is a good news story for patients. Whilst some of our specialist clinics may only be available at one site, in general our patients will in future have greater choice by choosing which medical centre they attend."

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 4:56pm

By Mark Wingham with 10 readers' comments

New mental health service launched on the Isle of Wight

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A new mental health service provider on the Isle of Wight is able to offer a team of staff and volunteers, who not only have professional training to support people, but also have real experience of what it’s like to tackle this and navigate through health and care system.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 6:04pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments