Seven-day Access to GP Services
From Saturday 30th September 2017 seven day access to a range of GP surgery appointments for Island residents will be available.
7-day GP access
From Saturday 30th September seven-day access to a range of routine GP surgery appointments will be available for IOW residents.
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
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
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