NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service

The NHS Community Pharmacy Blood Pressure Check Service supports risk identification and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).   This service will: identify people over the age of 40 who have previously not been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), and to refer those with suspected hypertension for appropriate management.   promote healthy behaviours to service…

Health & Social Care Conversations

We want to hear what you think about local healthcare on the Island. 🗣 The Isle of Wight Health and Care plan was published in 2019 and sets out the health and care priorities for the Island over three years. We now want to hear what you think about local healthcare and what is important to…

Household Support Fund

The DWP Household Support Fund was issued to unitary Councils in October 2021 to assist vulnerable households, with and without children, with food and fuel costs over the Winter months.  One strand of the Isle of Wight project was to issue a £25 food voucher to Island residents in receipt of Local Council Tax Support.…

New Home ACR Tests for Diabetes Patients

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…

NEW Healthier Together App

The NHS Healthier Together app has been designed to allow you to access care for your child much more easily. If your child is unwell and needs to be seen by a healthcare professional, instead of having to call your GP surgery, you will be able to use the app to directly inform your GP…

Flu Vaccination Timings

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine.  No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who…