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Health and Care Transformation


The Health and Care Transformation Programme is being delivered by the Cabinet Office in conjunction with the Department of Health and Social Care and the Treasury in order to deliver on the 26 recommendations set out in Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Review of the Isle of Man’s Health and Social Care System.

Programme Update:

As part of the planned work within the Programme and in support of Recommendation 9 from Sir Jonathan's Final Report, with effect from 1 April 2020 the Public Health Directorate now sits within the Cabinet Office.

Progress was also made to prepare for the creation of Manx Care, an entirely new organisation for the Isle of Man that will be responsible for the delivery of health and care services from April 2021 onwards. The legislation required to establish this organisation - the Manx Care Bill - was introduced in the House of Keys in June 2020 and was subsequently passed in December 2020. The Manx Care Board has now been formed and is scheduled to sit in January 2021 under the Manx Care Shadow form.

A new statutory duty of candour is included in the Manx Care Bill, requiring organisations that provide health and care services to be open and honest. The public are invited to give their views on proposals which will ensure greater honesty and transparency for patients and service users when things go wrong with their treatment and care. The closing date for participation in this public consultation is 22 January 2021. To read more about, and participate in, the Duty of Candour Consultation, please view the related press release.

There is also a live survey seeking views on a specific part of the health and care system called Primary Care. Primary Care are the services that you generally visit when you first need support, including General Practice, Pharmacy, Optometry (opticians) and Dentistry. The public are invited to share their views on how these services can best support you to be happy and well. Your views will help shape the future of health and care services. To complete the survey, please click here. Please note the survey closes on 29 January 2021.

Please visit the Surveys and Consultations page, which is regularly updated as and when we have additional surveys open for participation. This page also summarises findings of previous surveys.

For a snapshot of the programme and progress, please view the Key Milestone document on the right hand side.

For more details, please view our Annual Report, also on the right hand side, or navigate through the following pages:

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