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Island to mark inaugural Dietitians Week

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Island’s dietitians are to mark the first ever Dietitians Week, which will run from 9 – 13 June. The week aims to raise awareness about the role dietitians play in the health service and the importance of good nutrition to general health and wellbeing. The Island’s Health Service employs seven dietitians all of who […]

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Consultation launched on Island’s accessibility guide

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care has today launched a public consultation on the quality and effectiveness of the disability access guide for the Isle of Man. The move comes ahead of the expiration of the contract with current provider UK based DisabledGo. The guide offers reviews of over 1,200 venues in the Isle […]

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Health and Social Care Minister unveils delegated responsibilities for political team

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Howard Quayle MHK, the Minister for Health and Social Care has Friday announced the delegated responsibilities for the Department’s four political members. Mr Dudley Butt MLC retains his responsibility for Health Services, a role he has held since April 2010. The role covers community health services, public health and Noble’s Hospital. The Member of Tynwald will […]

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Isle of Man Pilates instructor joins masterclass with pupil of Joseph Pilates

Isle of Man Pilates instructor joins masterclass with pupil of Joseph Pilates

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading Pilates instructor Mo Sherring has returned from a workshop in Spain led by Lolita San Miquel, the only person still alive to have been certified to teach Pilates by Joseph Pilates himself. Mo was specially invited to join select instructors at the unique workshop, held at Sitges near Barcelona. In addition to training with Lolita […]

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Quit4You Stop Smoking Clinics closed during TT Week

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

All Quit4You Stop Smoking Clinics will be closed during TT Week (Monday 2 – Friday 6 June inclusive). For urgent queries, please phone Public Health on 642639, although please note that there will only be limited Quit4You office cover during this time. All Quit4You Stop Smoking Clinics will be open as usual during Practice Week […]

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Chief Minister launches Dementia Awareness Week

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chief Minister Hon Allan Bell MHK has launched a series of events yesterday (Monday 19 May) to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Running from 18 – 24 May, the annual event is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and in the Isle of Man the Department of Health and Social Care and partner agencies are supporting the […]

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Be ‘anxiety aware’ this Mental Health Awareness Week

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging the public to become ‘anxiety aware’ in support of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 12 – 18 May. Everyone will experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, which is normal and healthy. Like all emotions anxiety has degrees of […]

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Find out about fostering at monthly drop-in sessions

Find out about fostering at monthly drop-in sessions

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can find out everything they need to know at monthly drop-in sessions starting on April 25. The sessions are being organised by Fostering First which is responsible for foster care across the Island and part of The Children’s Centre charity. Currently, there are 50 registered foster carers on […]

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DHSC reiterates zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression against staff

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is reminding the public that it has a zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression towards any of its staff. The move follows the conviction of a patient who attended Accident and Emergency (A&E) at Noble’s Hospital last year and went on to assault two members of staff […]

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Public still have time to comment on standards for child day care services

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is reminding the public, and parents and child day care providers in particular, of the opportunity to comment upon the proposed revised standards for child day care services. The purpose of this review is to ensure the standards that govern child day care improve, are current and are […]

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