We offer a range of services, which we believe are of most value to the majority of our patients. If there are services that you would like to see introduced or have any suggestions as to how you think we might improve upon existing services please let us know here.

Providing the highest quality care that can be delivered within the limited available resources means we need your support and understanding too.

You can help by managing minor illnesses yourself (see Pharmacy First), by making sure you follow treatment instructions, and calling to cancel any appointments you don’t need/cannot attend in advance.

Health screening is available by appointment with a member of the Nursing Team in our screening clinics. The Practice nursing team will check your blood pressure, cholesterol and urine and give diet, exercise and smoking advice.

We are collaborating with Healthy.io to make albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) testing easier and more convenient, by allowing you to test from home using a smartphone. As you know as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to for early signs of kidney damage. If you meet the criteria for this new service, you will receive a text message (or letter) about this testing process, which is run by Healthy.io.

If you want to find out more click here: https://lp.healthy.io/minuteful-info/ 

These are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse

We offer various Nurse-led clinics for long term conditions such as Diabetes, Anti-Coagulation, Asthma & COPD.  All clinics are appointment based.

The Doctor can carry out certain minor operations and this will often avoid the need for a hospital attendance. Please make a telephone appointment to discuss this with your Doctor in the first instance.

RNID do FREE appointment only clinics.
 Cleaning
 Re-Tubing
 Batteries
 Information & Advice

Contact them for more information:
17b River Way
Isle of Wight
PO30 5UX
Telephone: 07918 740936
Email: iow@rnid.org.uk
Website: www.rnid.org.uk

• For those with who require aftercare for an Audiology, St Marys Hospital provided hearing aid, they should contact 01983 552205.
• For Specsavers provided hearing aids, they should contact 01983 821280 for all aftercare needs.

The Doctors are able to complete private medical insurance claim forms and private certificates and to carry out medical examinations for insurance, driving, employment and sport, at their discretion. These do not form part of their NHS work and therefore a fee is payable.

High street pharmacists are medicines experts and they can also give advice on common health problems which may save you a trip to your GP practice. The Pharmacy First scheme offers expert advice on:

·         Medicines

·         Bugs and viruses (Nasty coughs and colds and flu)

·         Aches and pains

·         Skin conditions and allergies

You don’t need an appointment to see a pharmacist, you can speak in private and many prescriptions are free when using this service.

If you need to see a GP they will refer you back to us.

The Tissue Viability Service, run by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, is a specialist nursing service for anyone with complex wounds or wounds that are taking a long time to heal.  This includes surgical wounds, leg ulcers or pressure ulcers.

The service carries out assessments and identifies any problems that may be delaying wounds from healing and/or are becoming a source of infection and identifies and carries out the treatment required.  The assessments and treatment are carried out by nurses with specialist knowledge, skills and experience in wound care and tissue viability and can take place in a variety of locations; in your own home, at a care home, clinic, GP surgery, or hospice.  The service also offers telephone advice.

Referrals to the service can be made from the GP practice/care home/community nursing team/hospice/hospital.  The service itself operates Monday to Friday 08.00 to 16.00hrs.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

Alternatively, these services are readily available at certain Pharmacies and Private Clinics – contact your local pharmacy for more information.

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
• Travel Health
• Fit for Travel
• Masta 
• Gov.uk for specific country travel advice

EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card

These are run by specially trained and qualified Nurses and a full range of services is available for contraception advice, cervical smears and other routine health checks. We feel it is important for all women between the ages of 25 and 64 to have regular cervical smears. Those who require urgent advice about emergency contraception should contact either the Practice Nurse or the Doctor. Separate Clinics are run for HRT and continence advice.

The different contracts are run by NHS England (South East Regional Team), the IW Clinical Commissioning Group and the IW County Council. Priorities are set to meet national and local needs.

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group
Building A, The APEX
St. Cross Business Park
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 5XW

Tel: IOW 552 064

NHS England
South East Regional Team
Oakley Road
SO16 4GX

Tel: 023 80296914

Isle of Wight County Council
Customer Service Centre
County Hall, High Street
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD

Tel: IOW 821 000