Governing Body meeting 7th July in Arreton

Governing Body to hold meeting in public – 07/07/16

The Governing Body of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a meeting in public.    Members of the public, media and interested groups are welcome to attend.

The meeting is being held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday 7th July 2016, between 10:30 and 13:00 at Arreton Community Centre, Main Road, Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA.    The venue is accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.  There will be an opportunity to view information about healthcare on the Island and meet the members of the Governing Body.

Further information about the meeting and the agenda and papers will be available on the CCG website – at

The CCG is responsible for the Island’s health care budget and commissions healthcare on the Island and the mainland on behalf of Islanders.   The Governing Body comprises: two Island GPs; three lay advisors including one responsible for Patient and Public Involvement and one for audit and Governance; a secondary care doctor; a registered nurse; and the Chief Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Director of Quality and Clinical Services.

The issues for discussion at the meeting include:

  • Performance across the services commissioned by the CCG
  • System Resilience Plan and CCG QIPP Plan Update
  • Items for approval including:

o       Local Estates Strategy

o       Digital Road Map

o       Whole Integrated System Redesign

o       Gluten Free Prescribing

o       Relationship of the Primary Care Committee and Governing Body

  • Items for discussion / information:

o       My Life A Full Life (MLAFL) Update Report

o       Final Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP)

The next meeting of the Governing Body will be held on Thursday 1st September 2016, 10:30 to 13:00 at The Riverside Centre, Town Quay, Newport, and Isle of Wight, PO30 2QR.

Announcement for St Mary’s hospital 3rd July

With regards to the Police statement circulated earlier today ( the following information is additional and has been added in:

A spokesman for Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: “These four individuals have had a very lucky escape but it will be several weeks before we know whether they will have made a full recovery.   St. Mary’s Hospital had to open and staff an additional area to treat and monitor the four.   This resulted in the cancellation of scheduled surgery on Saturday morning for several other patients.”

More information about drugs and their effect can be found on the NHS Choices website at   Drugs advice can be found on the Frank website at or by calling 0300 123 6000.

As and when I am told that the individuals have been discharged I will let you know.

Trust Board Meeting at St Mary’s Hospital

Press Release

1st July 2016

Trust Board Meeting – 6th July 2016

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at 09:30 a.m. in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and the papers are available on the Trust’s website at under the ‘about us’ section.  The direct link is

Items on the agenda include:

  • Recognition of staff achievements including the Employee of the Month award (nominated by service users and carers)
  • Updates and reports from the Trust Chairman, Chief Executive, Executive Medical Director, Chief  Operating Officer and Executive Director of Nursing
  • Performance of the Trust across all areas including ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services reported in the Trust performance report.
  • Annual Complaints, Concerns & Compliments Report 2015/16
  • Safer Staffing Report
  • Presentation on mortality
  • Reports from Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation
  • Update on the My Life a Full Life programme
  • Feedback from patients and staff including actions from ward and clinic visits by Board members, and filmed patient feedback

Mark Price, Company Secretary at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: “We encourage members of the Trust, the public, staff and anyone with an interest in the Island’s health service to attend our Trust Board meetings to see how the local NHS is governed.  Although the Trust Board meeting is not a ‘public meeting’ at which anyone can speak members of the public are invited to send questions in before the meetings to”

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 15th July 2016 in the Education Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board to be held in public is on Wednesday 7th September 2016 in the Conference Room, School of Health Science Building, St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

Announcement from St Mary’s Hospital

Media Invite

30th June 2016

Launch of iWantGreatCare

You are invited to the above event being held on Monday 4th July, between 08.30am and 10.30am in Lecture Theatre 2, Education Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.   See below for the timetable of speakers.   You are welcome to attend at any time.

With effect from Monday 4th July, Isle of Wight NHS Trust will commence working in partnership with iWantGreatCare ( to provide simple, real-time solutions to collect and analyse patient feedback.  With particular emphasis on improving the collection of feedback for the national survey known as ‘The Friends and Family Test’ iWantGreatCare are going to provide the Trust and staff with the tools needed to actively drive forward improvements to patient experience and improve the satisfaction ratings of all our services.

The following will be speaking at the event:

  • 08:30 – Dr Mark Pugh, Executive Medical Director and Dr Oliver Cramer, Deputy Medical Director. IW NHS Trust
  • 09:00 – Sarah Johnston*, Deputy Director of Nursing, IW NHS Trust
  • 09:30 – Neil Bacon, Chief Executive Officer, iWantGreatCare

*Will be present throughout the morning.

During the course of this briefing, the Executive Medical Director will introduce iWantGreatCare, the Deputy Director of Nursing will outline the key benefits of improving patient experience and the Chief Executive Officer of iWantGreatCare will outline the vital services his team will be providing the Trust during this partnership.   Following the briefing the iWantGreatCare team will be visiting Wards at St. Mary’s Hospital to talk about the initiative.

Please RSVP to or phone 01983-822099 ext 6175