7-day GP access
This is a two year pilot scheme where GP surgeries will be working together to offer GP, Nurse, and some specialist clinical appointments on weekday evenings and at the weekends.
To deliver this service we are sharing resources across the island, which means:
- the appointment may be a telephone consultation
- the appointment may be with clinicians you don't know
- you may need to travel further, as not every surgery will open every day
- your patient record will need to be shared
For more information, please visit www.onewighthealth.co.uk or ask when you are next visiting the surgery.
Urgent Care Service for the Island
The Urgent Care Service (U.C.S) is for those who have been advised by a health professional – doctor, dentist, optician, or pharmacist - or the NHS 111 service - to visit the Urgent Care Service at the Hospital.
Online e.g. www.nhs.uk, www.what0-18.nhs.uk, Isle Find It
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.
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