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Health and Social Care News

Equipment store plays vital role in supporting people

Equipment issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to aid rehabilitation and reablement must be returned and reused wherever possible. Many...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Feedback sought over Island’s stop smoking services

Services designed to help people stop smoking are under review – and feedback is being sought to help plan for the future. The Public Health Directorate wants...
Monday, 22 January 2018

Over 300 responses to DHSC consultations

A summary of responses to two Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) public consultations has been published today. The DHSC asked for views on a charter...
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Public support will inform Active Travel plans

An Action Plan is being drawn up by the Isle of Man Government to encourage more people to be physically active as part of their daily routine. Work to promote...
Tuesday, 9 January 2018

David Ashford MHK appointed as Minister for Health and Social Care

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has today announced the appointment of David Ashford MHK as Minister for Health and Social Care. Mr Ashford, who was elected...
Monday, 8 January 2018

DHSC to seek Tynwald approval for additional funding

The Department of Health and Social Care is to seek the approval of Tynwald, at its January sitting, for additional funding of up to £9.5 million for the...
Thursday, 4 January 2018

Spend on locum doctors on target to reduce significantly

The Minister for Health and Social Care, Kate Beecroft MHK, has described comments made by Unite the Union’s regional officer Eric Holmes on locum doctors as...
Friday, 22 December 2017

ERIC chicken house project wins construction industry award

A chicken house built from recycled materials by adults with learning difficulties has won a prize in a community initiative run by the Considerate...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Think pharmacy first and prepare for festive season

Prepare for the festive season and use your local pharmacy as the first port of call for healthcare needs. People are being encouraged to stock up on...
Monday, 18 December 2017

Investment in training our own GPs is paying off

The Department of Health and Social Care’s policy of training GPs on-Island is bearing fruit with the appointment of Dr Melanie Schick as a new partner at...
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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