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Save money with a pre-paid prescription certificate

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is reminding residents of the benefits of pre-paid certificates for prescriptions (PPC). The certificates...
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Ambulance Service seeks feedback with revamped survey

The Isle of Man Ambulance Service wants to know what the public thinks about the service it provides. Feedback forms have been available for people who have...
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Public Health launches three-year business plan

The Public Health Directorate has launched its Business Plan 2017-2020, summarising what it aims to deliver over the next three years.  A division of the...
Monday, 17 July 2017

Improvements in care for people diagnosed with cancer

Improvements are being made to care received by people diagnosed with cancer in the Isle of Man, a recent event found.  ‘Cancer across Primary and Secondary...
Friday, 7 July 2017

Drug alert: Synthetic cannabinoids linked to hospital admissions may be circulating on the Island

The Public Health Directorate is warning drug users to be vigilant following reports from Greater Manchester, which link synthetic cannabinoids sold as crystal...
Thursday, 6 July 2017

Policy approved to allow greater access to cancer treatments

The Department of Health and Social Care has approved an interim funding policy which will allow Island cancer patients to access new treatments on the same...
Thursday, 6 July 2017

Pharmacies to provide hearing aid service in community

Pharmacies around the Island are now able to distribute free batteries to thousands of hearing aid users on behalf of the NHS. The new service is designed to...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

High strength MDMA likely to be in circulation in Island

The Public Health Directorate is warning drugs users to be vigilant after being made aware of two particularly potent forms of MDMA (Ecstasy tablets)...
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Patients waiting for follow-up endoscopies contacted following delays

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to 157 patients who have been waiting longer than the recommended time for a follow-up gastrointestinal...
Thursday, 15 June 2017

Telemedicine to benefit nursing and residential homes

A 12 month pilot scheme that will see Island care homes linked to health professionals via secure video has been launched across the Island. It has the...
Friday, 26 May 2017
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