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.
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
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
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
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
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