Diabetic Eye Screening Portal for Results Viewing

Patients will now be able to book and manage their appointments online via our brand-new Patient Portal. Patients will also have the ability to view their results and images from previous appointments.

This can be accessed by following the QR Code on the attached document and will link to the NHS App.

Patient Portal QR Poster
Patient Portal QR Poster

HIOW Engagement Team 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Diabetic Eye Screening Programme | Suite E Anchor House | School Lane | Chandlers Ford | Eastleigh | Hampshire | SO53 4DY

21 Nov 2023 – World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are essential medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals.

Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at an increasing rate.

Bacteria can adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic. They become ‘antibiotic resistant’ so that the antibiotic no longer works. The more you use an antibiotic, the more bacteria become resistant to it.

Antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, never saved for later or shared with others; it is important we use antibiotics in the right way, the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time for the right duration. Appropriate use of antibiotics will slow down the development of antibiotic resistance.

There are very few new antibiotics in the development pipeline, which is why it is important we use our existing antibiotics wisely and make sure these life-saving medicines continue to stay effective for us, our children and grandchildren.

Many antibiotics are prescribed and used for mild infections when they don’t need to be. All colds and most coughs, sinusitis, otitis media (earache) and sore throats get better without antibiotics.

Community pharmacists are well placed to help provide advice on over the counter medicines to manage symptoms and help with self-care.

Individuals (the public, healthcare professionals, educators and leaders) can take action by choosing a pledge and becoming an Antibiotic Guardian: www.antibioticguardian.com

New App – Healthier Together from NHS


Parents, carers, and young people can get now access concise NHS traffic light guidance on a range of childhood illnesses by downloading the Frimley Healthier Together App.

It is anticipated that the easily accessible, clear, reliable NHS advice, will help to reduce the number of patients presenting in GP or ED with Green symptoms by giving parents greater confidence when caring for their unwell child.

The app provides advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what to do to keep a child comfortable and how long a child’s symptoms are likely to last, with push notifications to the registered phone to prompt monitoring of the condition against Red and Amber symptoms.

Complimentary to the Frimley Healthier Together website, the app can be download today from your app store of choice. https://bit.ly/FHTApp

A&E Demand – Help us help you get the right urgent care and support

Help us help you get the right urgent care and support

The Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Frimley Park Hospital is currently experiencing an increasing level of demand. We are asking people to only attend if they are experiencing severe symptoms or are suffering from a life-threatening condition.

Help us help you access the right service for your healthcare needs.

Unless it’s an emergency remember there’s lots of alternatives for you to make use of.

    1. Visit your local pharmacy
    2. During the day contact your GP practice via an online consultation or phone
    3. Contact NHS 111 online, www.111.nhs.uk or dial 111. If you are calling NHS 111, please be patient. NHS 111 may advise you to contact your GP or its out-of-hours service or attend the Bracknell Minor Injuries Unit.
    4. For minor injuries, such as sprains and strains, suspected broken limbs, minor head injuries, visit the Minor Injury Unit at Brants Bridge in Bracknell – open 8am-8pm 7 days a week. X-ray available Sunday to Friday

Anyone with a life-threatening condition should call 999.