On 15th March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for individuals to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, for cases during the period 1st April 2004 – 2012. This is a national campaign to raise awareness about the deadlines.
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|A national lung cancer symptom awareness campaign started on 8 May 2012 and runs until 30 June 2012. The campaign will raise public awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer and encourage people with persistent symptoms to go to see their GP. The campaign target audience is people over the age of 55 years. The campaign will feature on national TV, press and radio. Leaflets and posters are available to order and are being distributed across the Island.|
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Medicines Wastage Campaign
Around £20 million is wasted on medicines every year in NHS South Central and, although not all of this is avoidable, it is estimated at least 50% could be saved.
The campaign, being launched on 20 February and running until the end of March, will encourage patients who are on free repeat prescriptions – and their carers - to only order what they need.
Please click on the following link to find out more: http://www.iow.nhs.uk/index.asp?record=2027
Be Clear on Cancer - Bowel Cancer Campaign
NHS Isle of Wight Primary Care Trust is supporting the Be Clear on Cancer Bowel Cancer campaign launched this month by the Government.
The campaign will run from 30 January for two months and will incorporate TV, radio, print and online advertising. It aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and encourage those with these symptoms to see their doctor.
Please click on the following link to find out more: http://www.iow.nhs.uk/index.asp?record=2013