‘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

Bob and Paul sitting at a table for a radio recording

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

Isorropia team picture

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

Future for Isle of Wight community-led mental health service ‘looks bleak’, says Aspire founder (updated)

mental ill health

The founder of Aspire Ryde says many of their mental health services are being forced to close at the end of the month "directly due to promised funding from the Isle of Wight clinical commissioning group being withdrawn without notice".

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 10:54am

By Heath Monaghan with 6 readers' comments

New Managing Director for Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Alison Smith

The new CCG Managing Director wants to build on partnership working with the Isle of Wight Council and IW NHS Trust – as well as third sector and voluntary organisations – "to deliver the best health and care service for Island residents".

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 9:59am

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

Find out which Isle of Wight pharmacies are open on bank holiday weekend

Pharmacy signs

It’s important to plan ahead and check your medicine supplies to ensure you have enough to last throughout the bank holiday weekend and beyond. List of pharmacies open on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 4:59pm

By Mark Wingham

Two Isle of Wight GP practices set to merge

Waiting room

The merged practice will encourage access to health services through wider use of technology, such as online ordering of repeat prescriptions, online booking of appointments, e-consultations and health advice.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 9:50am

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Pioneering app to diagnose skin problems being trialled on the Isle of Wight

Staff at Argyll House Surgery training to use equipment 2

The Isle of Wight has a high rate of melanoma, so this new App that is easy to use and gets quick results, is a real benefit to the surgeries taking part.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 1:31pm

By Priya Mistry

Better antibiotic awareness on the Isle of Wight leads to drop in prescriptions

green antibiotic capsule

A national drive to ensure a better understanding of the use of antibiotics appears to be paying off on the Isle of Wight, as the number of antibiotics prescribed is falling.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 11:43am

By Priya Mistry