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

Isle of Wight patients warned not to stockpile medication in event of no-deal Brexit

tablets in blister packs

Isle of Wight GPs will not be permitted to write longer prescriptions for patients in the event of a no deal Brexit and patients are being advised not to 'store additional medicines at home'.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 4:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s drug and alcohol service up and running again

teenager drinking

The company brought in to take on the Isle of Wight's drug and alcohol service have been praised for "performing so well so quickly" by the Cabinet member, Cllr Mosdell.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 2:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight funding success enables clinical pharmacists support for GP surgeries

GP surgery radar

Funding for the posts is part of NHS England’s programme of work to ensure patients have better local access to a range of highly-trained health professionals for their needs.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 9:20am

By Mark Wingham with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight chemists: Christmas and New Year opening times

Pharmacy signs

Today (Friday) is the last day to order repeat prescriptions from your GP in order to ensure your order is fulfilled before Christmas. See also details of pharmacies that will be open over the festive period.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

28% of Healthwatch survey respondents had to call 111 due to no GP appointments

waiting room

Ten recommendations have been sent to the Isle of Wight CCG as a result of the survey, which had a huge response from Islanders. Healthwatch are waiting for their response.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:24pm

By Nikki Stewart with 3 readers' comments

Almost 10,000 Isle of Wight women missed last smear test

radar smear

NHS figures show that almost 10,000 women on the Isle of Wight did not attend their last smear test. Cancer charities have said the "plummeting" attendance rate in England is enormously worrying.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:17am

By Harriet Clugston with 4 readers' comments

Funding awarded to Isle of Wight GPs to help recruit and retain

stethoscope

The funding is part of a £3m programme across seven sites in the UK designed to help areas, like the Isle of Wight, that have particularly struggled to recruit and retain GPs.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 12:36pm

By Mark Wingham

50 Isle of Wight children to take part in online autism assessments pilot

autism scrabble letters

Angela Murphy from the Isle of Wight CCG will update members this week on the backlog of autism assessments, including details about a pilot to assess 50 children using an online programme.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 11:21am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight NHS spending more on diabetes prescriptions, figures reveal

diabetes testing

The NHS in the Isle of Wight is spending more on Type 1 and 2 diabetes prescriptions than it did three years ago, NHS figures show.

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 8:09am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Isle of Wight GP practices join forces to improve patient services

Waiting room

Two GP surgeries on the Isle of Wight have joined forces to help meet demand for more same-day appointments. have commissioned a musculo-skeletal service (MSK) and are piloting a prescription ordering service.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 4:43pm

By Mark Wingham with one comment

Future plans for Isle of Wight Alcohol Treatment service revealed (updated)

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

Isle of Wight NHS Trust cited recruitment problems when they confirmed to OnTheWight last month that referrals to the alcohol treatment service had ceased. We have an update.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 9:43am

By Sally Perry