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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

In support of Recommendation 2 from Sir Jonathan’s Final Report, with effect from 1 April 2021, Manx Care has taken over the service delivery functions of the Department of Health and Social Care. This was achieved thanks to the Manx Care Act 2021 which was given Royal Assent in March 2021.

A new statutory duty of candour is included in the Manx Care Act 2021, requiring organisations that provide health and care services to be open and honest. In the recent duty of candour consultation, the public were invited to give their views on proposals to ensure greater honesty and transparency for patients and service users when things go wrong with their treatment and care. The comments have been reviewed and can be viewed on the Summary of Responses.

The public were also invited to share their views on how Primary Care services (the services that you generally visit when you first need support, including General Practice, Pharmacy, Optometry and Dentistry) can best support you to be happy and well. The comments have been reviewed and can be viewed on the Summary of Responses.

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 or our Frequently Asked Questions, also on the right hand side, or navigate through the following pages:

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