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The Community Unit is a new service designed to improve people’s independence and confidence in readiness for their return home.
Do you need help, support or advice? There are various services available to Isle of Wight residents should you need urgent mental health advice or treatment.
Payment of travel costs will be made if a patient meets the NHS eligibility criteria of reimbursement and provides acceptable proof of qualifying benefits and any valid transport receipts.
Inpatient services are provided to meet the general mental health/psychiatric needs of the population of the Isle of Wight.
On the Island, we have much to celebrate about our way of life and the opportunities we have to live our lives to the full.
Isle of Wight Council County Hall High Street Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Mental Health conditions are very common, affecting a significant proportion of the population at any one time. Up to one in four consultations with GPs relate to mental health issues. People with mental illness often also experience physical health problems and generally find it more difficult to choose healthier lifestyles. As such the NHS Trust provides a variety of Mental Health services for adults and children, both in community and in-patient facilities. A new Facebook page has been set up which will share information about its services, signpost and offer self-help tips and begin to create an Island mental health community.
The Stay Well This Winter Campaign is a joint initiative, from NHS England and Public Health England, to help people with long-term conditions and those over 65 prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses. Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That’s why it’s important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long term health condition*, or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible. It’s an important, easy way to stay well this winter. Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine. *check eligibility Read more at www.nhs.uk/staywell Are You: Pregnant? A parent of a 2 or 3 year old? Living with a long-term health condition? Aged 65 or over? A carer? Please click on the link(s) above for more information.
Educating & supporting both the private and public sectors. Accredited and certificated courses; first aid, medical emergencies, manual handling, driver training and more. Delivered by fully qualified professional NHS Ambulance Tutors, in a relaxed learning environment.
From simple nail cutting to surgery and orthotics. Footsteps can provide you with all your footcare needs. We are HCPC registered caring professionals with over 25 years of experience. With three Island clinics in Ryde, Shanklin and Newport. We can also provide home visits and contracted work for residential care and nursing homes. Guy Napper S.R.Ch. D.Pod.M See Details of our Shanklin Branch See Details of our Carisbrooke Branch
From simple nail cutting to surgery and orthotics. Footsteps can provide you with all your footcare needs. We are HCPC registered caring professionals with over 25 years of experience. With three Island clinics in Ryde, Shanklin and Newport. We can also provide home visits and contracted work for residential care and nursing homes. We can provide a home visiting service for clients unable to get to our clinics. Guy Napper S.R.Ch. D.Pod.M Shanklin Clinic Ryde Clinic
From simple nail cutting to surgery and orthotics. Footsteps can provide you with all your footcare needs. We are HCPC registered caring professionals with over 25 years of experience. With three Island clinics in Ryde, Shanklin and Newport. We can also provide home visits and contracted work for residential care and nursing homes. We can provide a home visiting service for clients unable to get to our clinics. Guy Napper S.R.Ch. D.Pod.M Carisbrooke Clinic Ryde Clinic
Patient Online will enhance the quality of care practices by offering online services, increasing choice and convenience for patients. The NHS’s ambition is to embrace technology as part of its drive to offer modern, convenient and responsive services to patients, their families and carers. GP practices are leading the way. The government has committed to enabling patients to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their own health records within their GP practice online by April 2016. Patient Online is NHS England’s programme designed to support GP practices to offer and promote online services to patients.
Chemists – Pharmacy – Pharmacies Boots The Chemist (Ryde High Street – Main Branch) Other Pharmacies (Click on the relevant link) Bembridge Branch Cowes Branch Freshwater Branch Newport Branch Sandown Branch (107 High Street) Sandown Branch (15 High Street) Shanklin Branch Ryde Branch (Rink Road) Ventnor Branch
Chemists – Pharmacy – Pharmacies Doctors’ appointments aren’t always necessary if you think Pharmacy First – Pharmacies Pharmacy First is an Island wide community pharmacy service that allows people who receive free prescriptions to go straight to their pharmacist to receive free treatment for selected minor ailments. Many Pharmacists will be able to offer you a private consultation and are medically trained, so if something is more serious they will direct you to the appropriate health service. This means you can get expert advice and treatment for most minor ailments without the need to make a GP appointment. To find out about which pharmacies are involved in the scheme and what ailments you can see them for, click here
The District Nursing Service operates 7 days a week from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and offers a wide range of nursing care. They also provide an out of hours on call service from 8.00pm to 8.00am. Teams of District Nurses are based in local communities across the Island. (see webpage for contact details of other Island teams) West and Central Locality Cowes Medical Centre Newport team St Marys Hospital (Telephone: 01983 290970) Newport team St Marys Hospital (Telephone: 01983 534323) Brookside Health Centre Freshwater (Telephone: 01983 754895) North East Locality East Cowes Health Centre (Telephone: 01983 552533) Tower House Ryde – covering all four Ryde GP Practices (Telephone: 01983 552533) Southwight Locality Neighbourhood Office Ventnor – covers both Ventnor Practices, Niton, Brighstone and Godshill (Telephone: 01983 854436) Sandown Medical Centre – covers Sandown and Shanklin Practices (Telephone: 01983 409220)
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope. They are registered nurses, and have significant experience of working with people with dementia. Referrals are currently open via the Memory Service and Isle of Wight GPs. For more information please contact Isle of Wight NHS Tel: 01983 822099 extension: 5386.
The Urgent Care Service provides an out of hours service when your own GP practice is closed. The service provides medical advice, assessment and treatment if you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until you can arrange to visit your own GP practice. To arrange access to the Urgent Care Service you will need to telephone 111. The service is open from 18.30 each week day evening and from 08.00 Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays.