Beacon Health Centre to become part of the Urgent Care Service for the Island
With effect from 1st October the Beacon Health Centre will now become part of the UCS (Urgent Care Service). It is for those who have been advised by a health professional – doctor, dentist, optician, or pharmacist - or the NHS 111 service - to visit the UCS.
Online e.g. www.nhs.uk, www.what0-18.nhs.uk, Isle Find It (and see mental health below).
Telephone advice e.g. 111, Parentline, Isle Help, Action on Hearing Loss, Healthwatch IW, People Matter Travelline, Alcoholics Anonymous, British Red Cross, Age UK, Carers IW, Disablement Information and Advice Line (DIAL), Cruse Bereavement care, Dental Advice, Frank, The Silver Line, etc. (and see mental health below).
Pharmacy – there are about 30 across the Island open for longer than GP practices; a minimum of 8 open each day at weekends. Under the Pharmacy First scheme you don’t need to get a prescription from your GP for some conditions.
GP practices – there are 18 across the Island where both GPs, nurses and other health professionals provide services
Dentists and the emergency dental service – for problems with teeth
Opticians – for problems with eyes
Mental Health - mental health crisis line, IAPT (Improving access to Psychological Therapies), Silver Cloud, Positive Mental Health, Big White Wall