Drugs by phone might come to the Isle of Wight

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In a bid to improve efficiencies and streamline repeat prescriptions, GPs across the Isle of Wight will be consulted about a proposed telephone prescription service.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Public concerns answered at NHS Question Time event

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Members of the public attended a 'Question Time' style event last night to have their concerns about the future of the Isle of Wight health service answered by the experts. A variety of issues were raised.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 12:44pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Children are suffering’ says chair of children’s scrutiny committee over autism referrals delays

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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust came under fire at the policy and scrutiny committee for children’s services last night after it was revealed children waiting for autism referrals had been let down for the last nine months.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 4:26pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Long delays in Isle of Wight autism diagnoses to be tackled, says report

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Some parents on the Isle of Wight have waited more than 18 months for an Autism diagnosis for their children, which has seen families fall apart or parents having to give up work to home school their children.

Thursday, 31st May, 2018 2:44pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Gluten-free prescriptions only given to Isle of Wight Coeliacs in ‘exceptional circumstances’

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Around 400 Isle of Wight Coeliacs were receiving gluten-free prescriptions at the time the scheme closed. The IW CCG say they will not reverse their decision.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018 7:11pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight CCG powers could be lost to the mainland

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Some NHS commissioning activities will now be undertaken with other CCGs in Hampshire and NHS England.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 2:17pm

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

Isle of Wight CCG needs to make £9.4m of cuts in coming year

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The Isle of Wight CCG will not be able to invest in any services in the 2018/19 financial year without making £9.4m in savings first. The IW CCG governing body will meet today (Thursday).

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments