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Isle of Wight health
If you are interested in news from the Isle of Wight NHS, this is the place to find it. We cover details of policy, staffing, medical interest and more.
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The trip to Jersey provided an invaluable insight into the ‘One Government’ programme to promote a unified, customer-focused public service.
Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:06pm
By IW Council Press Office with one comment
Chris Hill’s programme has helped people stop smoking, drinking, taking drugs, gambling, over-spending, deal with sugar addiction, anxiety, stress and depression. Details within.
Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 5:08pm
By Therese Langford with 2 readers' comments
The team are also conducting research studies into breast screening, lung cancer, dementia, parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and long term hodgkins lymphoma.
Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:47am
By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments
Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)
From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm
By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments
Credibility of Isle of Wight council’s Mental Health Blueprint commitment challenged by campaigners and service users
We're told that austerity is over, but the group campaigning to save the Isle of Wight's mental health day centes believe "the books are balanced on the backs of our most vulnerable friends, family and neighbours" and they challenge the credibility of council's commitment to 'listen to service users'.
Monday, 10th June, 2019 8:25am
By Colleen Brannon with 3 readers' comments
The head of the service says they have to save over £2m from the budget and axing the four centres will save £148,000 per annum.
Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:01am
By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments
The award is recognition for the hard work of all staff in ensuring over 50,000 medical devices have been kept clean over the last year
Friday, 7th June, 2019 8:54am
By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments