A national drive to ensure a better understanding of the use of antibiotics appears to be paying off on the Isle of Wight, as the number of antibiotics prescribed is falling.
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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is now on track to end the year with a deficit of £30 million, with agency spend at £9.1m, double the recommended NHS ceiling.
Friday, 8th February, 2019 1:42pm
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments
Free parking during times when lengthy queues build up is just one of the steps being taken by Isle of Wight NHS to help alleviate the pressure of parking on the hospital grounds.
Friday, 8th February, 2019 9:46am
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments
There are exciting plans for a new research programme on the Isle of Wight that will seek to find out how commonly people with Fibromyalgia are infected with the bacteria which causes Lyme Disease and other certain viruses. A update on the start date, funding and call for healthy subjects within.
Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 3:07pm
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Isle of Wight GPs will not be permitted to write longer prescriptions for patients in the event of a no deal Brexit and patients are being advised not to 'store additional medicines at home'.
Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 4:32pm
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments
Compared to the year before the number of Isle of Wight patients being airlifted to the mainland for emergency hospital treatment has dropped significantly. OnTheWight has the details.
Thursday, 31st January, 2019 3:45pm
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment
Vendeing machines in Newport and Sandown will offer almost 30 lines of healthy snacks and drinks such as protein bars, protein shakes, sugar-free drinks, fruit bars and more.
Thursday, 24th January, 2019 4:29pm
By IW Council Press Office with one comment
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