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

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

pharmacy sign

“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 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

Isle of Wight safe haven service for children and young people

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Chair of the CCG says starting the conversation can be one of the hardest parts of seeking support, but it’s so important young people do

Friday, 17th July, 2020 12:47pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment

One-stop Isle of Wight online mental health hub launches

man using tablet

The Website has been developed partially to provide support during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but will also be a permanent feature of the Island’s mental health resources

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 7:50am

By Priya Mistry

Isle of Wight NHS services available over the bank holiday weekend

Pharmacy signs

Find out details of what NHS services are available over this coming bank holiday weekend (Friday-Sunday)

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 1:42pm

By Priya Mistry

New Isle of Wight freephone mental health crisis helpline for children and young people launched

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The line is there to support young people to de-escalate emotional crisis and promote positive mental health; to prevent mental health difficulties developing into severe and enduring health issues. If you know someone who would benefit, pass this on

Monday, 4th May, 2020 12:59pm

By Priya Mistry

Key workers mobile Coronavirus testing unit confirmed for the Isle of Wight


Several partners have been working hard to ensure key workers do not need to cross the Solent to be tested for Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 1:17pm

By Priya Mistry

Isle of Wight GP services available via NHS App

Someone using the NHS App

You can access a range of primary care services through the NHS App

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 3:55pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments

New mental health service launched on the Isle of Wight

Isorropia team picture

A new mental health service provider on the Isle of Wight is able to offer a team of staff and volunteers, who not only have professional training to support people, but also have real experience of what it’s like to tackle this and navigate through health and care system.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 6:04pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments