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Construction of new Medical Clinical Skills Centre begins

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Construction work to build a modern, purpose-built state-of-the-art Medical Clinical Skills Centre to promote excellence in medical training at Noble’s Hospital has begun. The recently established Medical Clinical Skills Charitable Trust has raised funds to enable this project to become a reality. The Centre will allow regular continuous timetabled medical training for all doctors on […]

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Cautious welcome for tooth decay rates

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A survey carried out by the Department of Health on the oral health of the Island’s 5 year old children, shows that the prevalence of tooth decay at this young age is 29%. Of over 200 children on the Island who were examined for the survey, 29% had experienced tooth decay, which is a similar […]

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Holidaymakers and travellers to be ‘Rabies Aware’

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the last few months, there have been several cases of holidaymakers from the Isle of Man being bitten by dogs whilst on holiday overseas. Rabies is endemic in some parts of the world. The risk of people getting rabies can be high depending on the country, the site of the bite, the immunisation status […]

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GPs meet together for quarterly Education Session

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The need for GPs to keep up to date with the latest developments in medicine is vitally important in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients. In order to continue their professional education and development, the GPs, in liaison with the Department of Health, are taking part in ongoing quarterly Education Sessions. […]

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Department of Health reassures public after NICE email scam

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health has recently been made aware that a local resident has received an email purporting to be from the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in relation to blood test results. The Department wishes to reassure the public that at no time would patients be contacted by email in relation to […]

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Nutrition and Hydration Week raises awareness of malnutrition

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Noble’s Hospital is taking part in Nutrition and Hydration Week this week, with the Dietetics Service leading the campaign to raise awareness of the risks of malnutrition and dehydration, and promote good practices that can help reduce these risks across hospital and community settings. Nutrition and Hydration Week is a global campaign in partnership with […]

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Public thanked for helping to reduce Noble’s Hospital DNA rates

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following on from the recent announcement of progress on Waiting Time Management at Noble’s Hospital, the Department of Health is thanking the public, after a fall in the rate of missed appointment slots for consultant led outpatient clinics at Noble’s Hospital. Missed appointment slots, often referred to as ‘Did Not Attends’ or ‘DNAs’, result in […]

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Over 80% of patients would recommend their GP Practice to friends and family

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the summer of 2013 the Department of Health carried out a substantial survey, co-ordinated by Ipsos MORI, of over 8,000 patients, who were given the opportunity comment on the services received from their GP and their overall satisfaction with their GP Practice. The results were extremely positive; showing that over 80% of patients would […]

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Department of Health signs Memorandum of Understanding with General Chiropractic Council

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health has recently agreed an interim Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom’s General Chiropractic Council (GCC). If the Health Care Professionals Bill, which passed the clauses stage in the House of Keys last week, becomes law, the Department will rely on the GCC to help it with regulating Chiropractors in the […]

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V for Victory this No Smoking Day

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smokers are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to quit smoking for good on No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014. Nearly one in five adults in the Isle of Man smoke (19.1%), but studies show that around two-thirds of smokers want to quit. The theme for No Smoking […]

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