NHS plea to patients in Brading and Lake: ‘Please bear with us’

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From April 2020, alternative GP provision will need to be found for 4,500 patients in Brading as GPs hand in their notice.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 6:00pm

By Mark Wingham with 7 readers' comments

First Isle of Wight GP merger took place today

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One of the GPs involved in the merger said, “This is a good news story for patients. Whilst some of our specialist clinics may only be available at one site, in general our patients will in future have greater choice by choosing which medical centre they attend."

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 4:56pm

By Mark Wingham with 10 readers' comments

Find out which Isle of Wight pharmacies are open on bank holiday weekend

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It’s important to plan ahead and check your medicine supplies to ensure you have enough to last throughout the bank holiday weekend and beyond. List of pharmacies open on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 4:59pm

By Mark Wingham

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

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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

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

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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

Isle of Wight GP practices join forces to improve patient services

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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

All Isle of Wight GP practices sign up to info sharing scheme

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All 16 GP practices have adopted the Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) - a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, social services, etc.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 3:35pm

By Mark Wingham

Further sharing of health and care data should provide safer and faster treatment say CCG

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The chair of the Isle of Wight CCG says the change will help healthcare professionals across the Island, Hampshire and the surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment.

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 12:14pm

By Mark Wingham with 2 readers' comments