What we do
The Department of Health and Social Care redesigned on 1 April 2021 as a direct result of Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Review of the Isle of Manx Health and Care System. This Review continues to be a catalyst for change and improved service provision. The redesigned DHSC ensures the separation between the setting of policy and strategy and the delivery of services by Manx Care.
Improving services isn’t enough in itself. Behind it we need a structure of good governance, clarity on what we will deliver by when, how we will deliver these goals and assurance that the right oversight and reporting is in place. The relationship between the Department and Manx Care is designed to achieve that. The Department has set out its strategy and annual priorities within the Mandate to Manx Care. The Department will hold Manx Care accountable for the delivery of services, the outcomes, and any directed efficiencies.
The Department shall strategically commission, through this Mandate, health and social care services from Manx Care and it shall assure Manx Care’s performance in delivering such services.
Details of the organisational structures are listed in the download documents section of this website and include:
- Minister of Health and Social Care and Departmental Member’s Areas of Responsibility
- DHSC Governance Structure
- DHSC Executive Team
- DHSC Quality, Safety and Engagement Team
- DHSC Strategy and Commissioning Team
- DSHC Corporate Services Team
The DHSC will be focused on the future strategy of health and social care, policy, and patient and user quality and safety and is developing seven strategic objectives for 2021-22:
Our Strategic Objectives for 2021-22
- Development of a five year modern, comprehensive legislative programme;
- Assurance of service delivery in terms of quality, safety, best value and appropriateness for the service user;
- Continued in year financial balance and the development of sustainable financial plans;
- Developing a culture of collaboration and partnership working, equality, skills development and a focus on staff retention across the health and care system;
- Developing (and assurance of) the Health and Care System long-term strategic plan;
- Embedding the principle that patients and service users are fully engaged in, and at the centre of, all aspects of planning and delivery of health and care services;
- Leading the strategic development and assurance that care has an equitable role in all areas of planning, governance and delivery.