Our strategy: 5 years, 5 goals

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The Department of Health and Social Care has an ambitious five year plan to improve health and social care services for the people of the Isle of Man. 

The strategy ‘Health and social care in the Isle of Man – the next five years’ was unanimously endorsed by Tynwald, the Isle of Man’s parliament, in October 2015.  Commitment to this plan was reaffirmed in the Council of Ministers’ Programme for Government 2016 – 2021, published and endorsed by Tynwald in January 2017.

The Department is looking to achieve five main goals by 2021:

Greater responsibility

Greater responsibility

We will help everyone to take greater responsibility for their own health, encouraging good lifestyle choices.

More care in the community

More care in the community

We will help people to stay well in their own homes and communities, avoiding hospital or residential care whenever possible.

Improve hospital care

Improve hospital care

We will improve services for people who really need care in hospital.

Protect vulnerable people

Protect vulnerable people

We will provide safeguards for people who cannot protect themselves.

Value for money

Value for money

We will work to ensure that everyone receives good value health and social care services.

You can watch the short video below or download this handy infographic summarising what the Department is setting out to achieve.

Our progress

Following consultation with stakeholder groups and a series of public roadshows, the Department began implementation of its strategy, in earnest, with the publication of its 2016/17 Service Delivery Plan in April 2016.  The plan set out 12 specific actions it needs to achieve in the financial year to progress the delivery of the strategy.

You can view quarterly progress reports below:

DHSC Service Delivery Plan 2016-2017 Quarter 1 update – July 2016

DHSC Service Delivery Plan 2016-2017 Quarter 2 update – October 2016.

DHSC Service Delivery Plan 2016-2017 Quarter 3 update February 2017

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