- Has overall responsibility for the management of incidents and outbreaks of infectious diseases.
- Leads Public Health response during incidents in line with the Emergency Planning Resilience and Response (EPRR) arrangements as part of the Isle of Man Emergency Response Plan.
- Strategically develops and maintain effective systems for the surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazards and uses outputs to inform and influence local and national Public Health actions, policies and strategies.
- Is responsible (with DHSC) for strategic commissioning of vaccination and immunisation programmes and population screening programmes.
We plan and deliver effective services which co-ordinate, strengthen and support activities to protect all the people on the Isle of Man from infectious diseases and environmental hazards.
We do this by providing advice, support and information to health professionals, government departments, the general public and a number of other bodies that play an important part in protecting health.
Notifiable Diseases and Causative Agents
Certain infectious diseases and causative agents are legally required to be notified to Public Health. The following page outlines which diseases and causative agents are notifiable and how to notify Public Health of a case.
Notifiable diseases, causative agents and contamination
Guidance and Advice
Vaccination and Immunisation programmes
Yellow Fever Centres
Reviewed: May 2022