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ISLE OF WIGHT’S CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP MERGED WITH HAMPSHIRE

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The public body who commission healthcare services on the Isle of Wight has joined forces with 5 other groups across Hampshire and Southampton.

Now forming the NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), it is responsible for ensuring the right health service is provided in the right place and to the highest quality.

Moving from looking after just the Island’s population, the body now covers the healthcare of 1.66million people.

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The merger was formally agreed between the 6 groups back in July 2020 when a business case and formal application to NHS England and NHS improvement was made.

The new CCG came into being at the start of the month with responsibilities to plan and buy healthcare services from local hospitals, GPs and other providers.

4 areas have been highlighted as the focus of the changes:

  • Increasing the focus and support CCGs provide to primary care and the development of primary care networks.
  • Pursue deeper integration of health and care with councils building on existing arrangements
  • Enable each Integrated Care Partnership (the Island is one) to thrive
  • Create a single strategic planning, transformation, resource allocation and assurance function for across the CCG areas.

Working as a single CCG, it hopes, will allow it to overcome complexity, fragmentation and reduce duplication.

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Edgar-of-9
Edgar-of-9
11 days ago

I imagine the Island Echo has reported verbatim what has been sent from this CCG.
can we have it explained what all that waffle actually means?

Coe Pee
Coe Pee
Reply to  Edgar-of-9
11 days ago

Simply written, more high paid, unnecessary jobs, and with our council involved more cash wasted whilst delays and life for patients become worse.

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
11 days ago

Oh well, that’s it for the hospital then, funding cuts, move more services to the mainland and eventually no hospital at all. “NHS Improvement” = Save Money……

John Rosenthal
John Rosenthal
Reply to  Jack in the Box
11 days ago

Pointing even more to the fact that St Marys is or will become no more than a large type of A & E for Southampton and Portsmouth hospitals, instead of the ‘State of the Art’ hospital that was envisaged back in the 80’s when it was rebuilt.

dot
dot
11 days ago

I used to call the department i wanted in st marys and i could get the answer straight away now i have to call southampton general leave a message and someone will call me back in 2-4 days and this is only after i give my name address d o b age and sex and st marys say this is the way forword i call it backward

Fiona Foskett
Fiona Foskett
Reply to  dot
10 days ago

I have had this same problem for medication I have to collect from St Mary’s, I call the department for my repeat and spend about an hour on the phone to get through to a switchboard whom puts me on to the correct department and another 20 minutes + waiting to be answered. When at St Mary’s, I was put straight through and on the phone for less than 5 minutes.

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