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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STP: Social Care should be an ‘urgent priority’

Ambulance coming off the ferry

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight could see some health services moving away from St Mary's.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 11:11am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Is there an out of hours GP service on the Isle of Wight this weekend?


A Health Forum yesterday heard there'd be no Out of Hours GP service on the Island this weekend. OnTheWight sought clarity from IW NHS ... sadly they didn't answer our straight questions.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 8:09pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Are you using your inhaler correctly? ask Isle of Wight NHS

asthma inhaler

Last year the Isle of Wight CCG spent almost £3,400,000 on inhalers, so the IW NHS Trust is keen to ensure the money is being used as effectively as possible.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:08pm

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS receives over £600,000 in charitable donations

Money and magnifying glass

How donations and legacies have been used to make a difference to patients and NHS staff on the Island revealed in detailed report.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 3:31pm

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight Trades Union Council offer solution to NHS bed blocking crisis

nhs crisis

Isle of Wight Trades Union Council share their view on how to tackle the bed blocking crisis within the NHS, particularly at St Mary's on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:42pm

By Isle of Wight Trades Union Council with 60 readers' comments

High praise from NHS Director for Isle of Wight health care collaborations

Matthew Swindells

The NHS England National Director for Operations and Information visited the Isle of Wight recently and praised the "really good community work and integration happening here".

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 11:01am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight CCG facing £12m funding deficit

Coins and helen sheilds

The CCG say the IWC have been aware of the planning reduction in funding since August 2015 and are themselves facing a significant deficit of £12m in 2017/18.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

CCG’s plans to significantly cut funding will have impact on the vulnerable, say Council

Elderly woman

The Isle of Wight council say the CCG plan to reduce its funding to support adult social care by over £3.1 million by the beginning of 2018/19.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight study into Asthma in young children underway

asthma inhaler

The ‘Breathing Together’ Study Team is inviting women who are currently pregnant, or have just had a child, to participate in a national study looking at the development of asthma.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 10:32am

By Andy Hollebon

Book your travel with fellow Islanders to national NHS Demo

Save the NHS march

Interest in attending the national NHS demonstration in London on 4th March is being canvassed and could result in free or subsidised travel for Islanders.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New chair appointed to Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Michele Legg

Dr Michele Legg grew up on the Isle of Wight and has been a GP for 13 years. She'll take over from Dr John Rivers who finishes his term of office at the end of March.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 8:49am

By Heather Williams with 5 readers' comments

‘Serenity’ Isle of Wight mental health project up for national award

Police car at sevenacres

The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) project has been nominated in three categories for national awards.

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 11:09am

By Hampshire Constabulary