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Health and Social Care News

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

Service providers reminded of responsibilities after latest phase of Disability Discrimination Act is approved

Service providers are being reminded they will have extra responsibilities when the next phase of the Disability Discrimination Act comes into effect on 1...
Monday, 11 December 2017

Advice on staying warm and healthy during cold weather

With colder weather forecast for the weekend, the Department of Health and Social Care is raising awareness of how people – particularly those in vulnerable...
Thursday, 7 December 2017

Performances to bring Christmas cheer at Noble’s Hospital

A series of festive performances will take place in the reception area at Noble’s Hospital in the run up to Christmas. A busy programme of events has been...
Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Users of home cleaning service to be offered a reassessment of need as contract ends

The Department of Health and Social Care has taken the decision to end its commissioned cleaning service which was available to people eligible for income...
Friday, 1 December 2017

More choice, better value and additional services made available to Meals on Wheels customers

An information leaflet outlining the options available to customers of the Meals on Wheels service has been distributed. The move fulfils a pledge made by the...
Friday, 1 December 2017

Help shape the future of health and social care in the west

People are being invited to have their say on the future of health and social care in the west of the Island.  Workshops are being scheduled early next month...
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
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