Shake-up of how Isle of Wight NHS Trust deliver mental health services revealed

man in hoodie with Boys Get Sad Too written on back of it

A new Mental Health Services strategy is being unveiled today by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Details within

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Increase in severity of Isle of Wight mental health cases since Covid-19, say NHS

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There's an increase in the severity of illnesses being presented and an increase of referrals from children and young people linked to returning to schools, says Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s director of mental health

Friday, 16th October, 2020 3:51pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Family forced into £2,500 tonsil removal for teenager after NHS refusal to fund operation

st mary's hospital

The teenager has raised the issue with her GP throughout 2020 and being given multiple courses of antibiotics, but told she'd not had tonsillitis enough times this year to even get a referral to the ENT consultant on the Island

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 2:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP surgery to change its headquarters

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There will be no change to any primary care services provided to the 9,000 patients registered at both sites

Monday, 12th October, 2020 4:59pm

By Mark Wingham with one comment

Isle of Wight parents urged to take up offer of free flu vaccination for children

Child having a flu jab

The families of all Year R to Year 7 children are encouraged to ensure their child receives the nasal spray vaccination so they are protected against the flu this autumn

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 4:46pm

By Priya Mistry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS launches largest flu campaign – and they want to ensure you get vaccinated this autumn

needles and jar of influenza vaccination

The Isle of Wight Director of Public Health says that with both the flu virus and Covid-19 circulating, flu immunisation is more important than ever to reduce infections, protect each other and save lives

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 2:33pm

By Priya Mistry with 5 readers' comments

155 phone calls before getting through to GP surgery, says patient in Ventnor

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Even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, patients say they have great difficulties struggling to see their doctors. Details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:36pm

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

Remember to get your repeat prescriptions in time for the August bank holiday

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“Many pharmacies will be open on the bank holiday Monday, but they may change their opening hours, so it’s really important to check their times before heading out. Details within

Friday, 21st August, 2020 3:19pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment

Isle of Wight Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing facility moving from its current location

nsal swab in drive through test centre

People should not travel to mainland testing sites when symptomatic, and that if the requesting system only offers them a mainland testing site, you should either try again the next day to book one on the Island, or order a postal test

Friday, 14th August, 2020 5:05pm

By Priya Mistry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents can now have blood tests at GP practices

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The manager of Healthwatch says this is a "really positive result for people on the Island" and is something they have been recommending to health services

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 9:49am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight safeguarding project developed by CCG for GPs is shortlisted for Award

Dr Oliver Cule, Kelly Vernon and Mandy Tyson

The shortlisting recognises the collaborative efforts and dedication of staff members says head of safeguarding at the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Monday, 27th July, 2020 3:51pm

By Priya Mistry

Feedback from Isle of Wight wheelchair users has helped shape new service


The new service - starting in April 2021 - will feature several innovations. Details within

Friday, 24th July, 2020 9:45am

By Mark Wingham