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Karsons Pharmacy awarded cannabis licence

The Department of Health and Social Care has awarded a licence for the importation and dispensing of cannabis based products for medicinal use (CBPMs) on Island...
Thursday, 23 June 2022

Island to follow latest advice on autumn COVID-19 booster

The Isle of Man’s COVID vaccination programme confirms it will offer an autumn COVID-19 booster to those most vulnerable as well as frontline health and care...
Thursday, 26 May 2022

Health and social care inspections start following successful pilot programme

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has begun inspecting Manx Care’s health and social care services, following successful pilots with volunteer care homes,...
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Chief Executive of Department of Health and Social Care stands down

After 24 years of service, Karen Malone has decided to resign from Isle of Man Government with immediate effect. Karen is currently the Chief Executive of the...
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Consultation to help create National Autism Strategy

A new consultation has opened and aims to collect the views and experiences of residents with Autism Spectrum Conditions. It will be used to help the Department...
Friday, 29 April 2022

Capacity Bill taken to Tynwald

The draft Capacity Bill 2022 has been approved by the Council of Ministers and will now be considered by the House of Keys and then the Legislative Council,...
Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Health and Care sector inspections to begin in April

The Department of Health and Social Care have commissioned the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to undertake regular, independent inspections of four key areas of...
Thursday, 31 March 2022

All Health and Social Care sites become smoke free

Residential, care and supported living premises will ban smoking from 1 April, making all Department of Health and Social Care and Manx Care sites smoke...
Tuesday, 29 March 2022

On-Island provider sought for distribution of cannabis based prescriptions

The Department of Health and Social Care is looking to partner with an on-Island community pharmacy to provide an import and dispensing service locally for...
Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Helicopter emergency medical and transfer service trial begins

A six-month trial of the Isle of Man’s enhanced emergency air bridge is now underway. The new Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aims to take...
Monday, 14 March 2022
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