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Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are now running a Telephone Triage service. Please do not come to the surgery as we will unable to book any routine appointments. If you need an appointment you will need to call the surgery to request a phone call back from a GP or a Nurse Practitioner. Alternatively, you can use e-Consult by clicking the link on our website.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience during this difficult time. 

Exciting plans for our GP practice to merge next year

Shanklin Medical Centre and Sandown Health Centre are to formally merge to form one new practice from April 1, 2020.


Both sites will remain open and you will still be able to see the same GP or nurse and access all your existing services in a move that our GPs believe is exciting news for you, our valued patients.


Our two practices strongly believe in continuity of care and we will be maintaining registered lists with each GP. We also aim to review ‘on the day’ demand and visiting services to ensure acute needs can be managed effectively and giving faster access to the appropriate services.


The merged practice will encourage access to health services through wider use of technology, including an updated website, online ordering of repeat prescriptions, online booking of appointments, e-consultations and health advice.


The merged practice will continue to be open during core hours (8am to 6.30pm). Both sites will also be providing extended hours/advance access outside of core hours on various days.


Our plans have been approved by NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for planning primary care services across the Island.


Your Patient Participation Group representatives have been informed about this merger. We know change can be unsettling and that many of you may have questions or concerns. There is a Question/Answer factsheet here, which we hope will help you. But you can email us at if you have any questions. There is also a ‘comment box. in both practices.




Mush is the #1 app for mums, helping mums everywhere to instantly become part of their local mum community. Mush makes being a mum more brilliant. For more info and to download the app, click here

Isle Find It 

"Isle Find It" is a local directory of services and events, helping you to access the information you need, all in one place.


What happens when your GP refers you to a specialist? Click here to find out more

New Privacy Notice

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 Privacy Notice

Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)

To find out more about this, please select or see the patient leaflet below.

CHIE Patient Leaflet

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. For further information, click here

7 day

Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available.

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or ANP on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or a Saturday. Appointments will either take please at this practice or at another NHS setting nearby. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.

By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at

Healthwatch Survey into Primary Care Working

Please complete the survey below regarding 7 day working in Primary Care.

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Why not try our new self check-in screen? Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance

We hope that by encouraging patients to use this service, it will free up our receptionists to answer queries and the telephones more promptly.

Should my child go to school today? Please click here for information on various ailments.

Care Navigators

Care Navigators offer free and impartial advice to ass

ist people aged 50+, as well as families and carers,with any challenges they may face.

To find out more, click here

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.,, Isle Find It (and see mental health below).

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. (and see mental health below).

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

Dentists and the emergency dental service – for problems with teeth

Opticians – for problems with eyes

Mental Health - mental health crisis line, IAPT (Improving access to Psychological Therapies), Positive Mental Health


This vaccine is available now for young adults with the following dates of birth:

01/04/1991 - 31/08/1998  or  01/04/2000 - 01/04/2002

Even if your son/daughter has already had a Meningitis C vaccination they need this vaccination to cover against the four different types (A,C,W and Y).  For the age groups above please contact reception to book an appointment as soon as possible.


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