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Progress being made on dental waiting lists and recruitment

Progress is being made as the Department of Health continues to respond to the challenges of providing NHS dental care following recruitment difficulties. In...
Friday, 8 March 2013

Three new Queen's Nurses for the Isle of Man

Three of the Island’s Community Nurses have recently been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by UK community nursing charity The Queen’s...
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cervical Screening to be enhanced with test for HPV

Women in the Isle of Man who take part in the Cervical Screening Programme (formerly known as a ‘smear test’) will now benefit from an enhanced test, with the...
Monday, 25 February 2013

Cervical screening to be enhanced with test for HPV (1)

Women in the Isle of Man who take part in the Cervical Screening Programme (formerly known as a ‘smear test’) and who’s results show the least serious...
Monday, 25 February 2013

Update on Hospital Norovirus Outbreak

Two wards in Noble’s Hospital (Ward 9 and Ward 20), and one which is a mental health care facility (Grianagh Court), were closed at the end of last week due to...
Thursday, 21 February 2013

Health and Safety in Construction

Advice in recent changes in Legislation On 12 December 2012 The Construction (Health and Safety) Regulations 1985 and The Construction (Head Protection)...
Monday, 18 February 2013

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture highlights benefits of buying local meat in the wake of UK 'horsemeat' scandal

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture has highlighted the recent issues with the provenance of processed food sold by UK retailers as a reminder...
Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Everybody knows somebody - Eating Disorders are more common than you think

All this week, the Department of Health’s Mental Health Service will be holding a series of events to promote ‘Eating Disorders Awareness Week’. Eating...
Monday, 11 February 2013

Upgrade to enhance MRI scanner at Noble's Hospital

As part of a specific rolling programme to replace or upgrade the Department of Health’s radiology equipment, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at...
Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Healthcare professionals asked 'Can you prevent it?' at Island's 18th Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference

Today, the Department of Health held the Island’s 18th Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference, this year titled ‘Can you Prevent it?’.  The...
Monday, 4 February 2013
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