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

Letter: Beware government’s new GP practice contracts, says NHS campaigners

Will writing

IOW Save Our NHS is one of dozens of campaign groups across England running a letter-writing campaign urging GPs not to sign the new contracts and making the public aware of how the profession will be severely compromised.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 3:03pm

By Christine Lightbody with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS campaigners pledge support in Supreme Court case

save nhs at pride 2018

Isle of Wight NHS campaigners pledge support in Supreme Court case. Controversial changes to NHS funding are unlawful, they believe.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 8:02am

By Christine Lightbody with 2 readers' comments

Canvas your councillor to save Cross Solent Travel Scheme, say campaigners

Focus group meeting January 12th 2019

Plans to scrap the Cross Solent Travel Scheme will "put people’s lives at risk and strike fear in the hearts of many, who are already physically and emotionally compromised by their diagnosis of Cancer or kidney disease", say health campaigners.

Monday, 14th January, 2019 8:48am

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s cross-Solent travel consultation slammed by campaign group

NHS poster simon wells

IOW Save Our NHS Group believe the consultation survey on scrapping cross-Solent travel for the most vulnerable is "flawed and that it is limited, leading and misleading" and say it has not been publicised widely enough by IWC.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 7:41am

By Christine Lightbody with 8 readers' comments

NHS Campaigners host well-attended public meeting


The public meeting proved very productive and resulted in more volunteers to help with the campaign to protect health services on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 2:30pm

By Christine Lightbody with 2 readers' comments

‘Groundswell: The Grassroots Battle for the NHS’ Free tickets for screening

dudley sutton

This film lifts the lid on what lies behind the NHS crisis, hears from doctors about the Americanisation of the NHS and gives a forthright and candid explanation about the marketisation and privatisation of the NHS.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 8:44am

By Christine Lightbody

NHS campaigners spread the message during the week of 70th birthday

NHS birthday card Sandown

Members of the IOW Save Our NHS Group travelled across the Isle of Wight this week, collecting signatures for a giant birthday card that has now been presented to St Mary's hospital, and spreading the word of the upcoming public consultation.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 3:18pm

By Christine Lightbody with 10 readers' comments

Islanders celebrate the NHS at 70 – look out for giant birthday card

NHS70 London march 2

Look out for the giant birthday card making the rounds of the Island this week to be presented at Wednesday evening's event in Newport.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 5:21pm

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Take part in massive day of celebration for 70th birthday of NHS

Save the NHS march

Join others travelling from the Isle of Wight to take part in the massive day of celebration and demonstration for the NHS 70th birthday in London on Saturday 30th June.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 7:22am

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Letter: Easter Parade for those helping protect IW NHS

NHS poster simon wells

Did you have your photo taken over Easter to show your support for the NHS? Christine from IOW Save Our NHS Group shares concerns for future of NHS provision.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 7:07pm

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Videos: Save our NHS Flashmob take on Newport

Flashmob in Curry's

Save Our Isle of Wight NHS groupp teamed up with the Melodic Choir for three Flashmobs in Newport on Saturday - watch videos of the events that were aimed to raise awareness of several issues.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 4:05pm

By Christine Lightbody