Tag: Department of Health

Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

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Continuation of Patient air travel to Liverpool

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is pleased to confirm that early morning and evening flights to Liverpool operated by Flybe, which are essential for patients travelling to hospital appointments in the North West of England, are continuing. Flybe’s service to Liverpool is particularly important as it includes a contract with the Department of Health for the […]

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Bowel Screening: The need to get it right

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health would like to remind all those aged 60-75 years, who are invited to participate in the bowel screening programme, of the correct method for collecting the screening samples. Those invited to participate in the bowel screening programme receive a specimen card by post. The card has three flaps, each with two […]

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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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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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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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Department of Health Chief Executive to retire

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chief Executive of the Department of Health David Killip is to retire from the Civil Service on the 31 March, after a 38 year career, coinciding with the date when the Department of Health ceases to exist because of the creation of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Commenting on his retirement, […]

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Minister welcomes waiting time progress – but highlights need for resources

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health has today updated Tynwald Members on its work to reduce waiting times, highlighting several areas where progress has been made. Despite reduced waiting times in many clinics, the Minster for Health, David Anderson MHK, made it clear that it was proving increasingly difficult to achieve reductions within the Department’s finite and […]

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15 cases of bowel cancer detected thanks to screening programme

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following successful completion of the first two year cycle of bowel screening, the Department of Health recently took the decision to extend the age group of those who will be offered screening. From 1 January 2014, the age group for screening was extended to cover those aged 70 – 75. Previously the scheme ran for […]

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