Previous activities

  • The Carers Survey 2022

    Crossroads and the Department of Health and Social Care are pleased to work in partnership to understand together how we can help you on your caring journey. A carer is defined as someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member, friend, partner or neighbour whose health and well-being would suffer without their help. This could be due to illness, disability, frailty, a mental health issue or addiction or substance misuse problems. More
    Closed 25 November 2022
  • Consultation on developing a National Autism Strategy

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is writing a National Autism Strategy. This strategy will help us to improve the way we support our autistic population and their families, by making sure services are provided fairly, effectively, and where they will do the most good. Please note: We are interested in all Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), including Asperger’s Syndrome. We use the words ‘autism’ and ‘autistic’ to mean anyone with any ASC, including... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Consultation on the Changes to the On-Island Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consultation seeks to introduce eligibility criteria for the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS), and would like your views about what these criteria may be. Background The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) was designed to provide transport for patients who, because of a me dical condition, are unable to make their own way to an NHS medical appointment or home after being discharged from... More
    Closed 7 February 2022
  • Complaints Modernisation. Part 2: longer term changes - Reform

    The consultation aims to identify solutions to modernise and improve the health and social care complaints process. This is part 2 and it poses some questions that will help to shape the approach to the handling of complaints in the longer-term, as part of a comprehensive review under the Department’s National Health and Social Care Services Bill (‘Reform Bill’). The aim of the Bill will be to modernise and consolidate the existing primary legislation in relation to the National... More
    Closed 18 October 2021
  • Complaints Modernisation. Part 1: Consultation on short term changes – by Regulation

    The consultation aims to identify solutions to improve the health and social care complaints process and outlines an updated approach for complaints handling. This consultation is in two parts. This is part one and it covers suggested changes to Regulations that will provide a short term way to embed the complaints process in legislation with the aim to minimise the risk of delays in reviewing complaints, inconsistent decision making and provide greater transparency of activity and... More
    Closed 18 October 2021
  • Capacity Bill Consultation

    We previously consulted on the Capacity Policy from August to November 2020 – this consultation is to consult on the Bill. This consultation is issued by the Department for the purpose of inviting interested parties to consider and comment on the proposed content of a draft Capacity Bill 2021, a Bill designed to create a modern and clear legal framework which safeguards the rights, dignity and wellbeing of people who may have lost the capacity to make decisions for themselves. ... More
    Closed 8 April 2021
  • Duty of Candour: Consultation on draft legislation

    The Manx Care Bill will establish Manx Care as the new organisation responsible for the delivery of health and care services on the Island. They will be instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care on what services are to be delivered, to what standard and for what budget . Manx Care will then deliver services in the way it deems best and the Department will hold Manx Care to account for Manx Care’s performance. It is anticipated that the Manx... More
    Closed 22 January 2021
  • Consultation on the draft Adoption Bill

    The purpose of the consultation is to collect views on proposed new legislation which aims to update the law on the Island in relation to the adoption of children. More
    Closed 23 October 2020
  • Capacity Bill 2021 Principles

    This consultation seeks views and, where relevant, evidence to support those views, on the policies that will shape the Island’s new Capacity laws. There are a number of questions throughout this consultation paper. They are there to guide you when responding and should not be taken to be prescriptive or restrictive; you are free to raise any points or make any comments that you believe to be relevant. This consultation paper seeks views from everyone. We... More
    Closed 2 October 2020
  • Children’s Weight Management Strategy

    In the Isle of Man, many of us are struggling to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We are seeking feedback on proposals for a Children’s Weight Management Strategy, in particular your views on what will work to prevent and reduce children’s overweight and obesity in the Isle of Man and what opportunities or barriers there are to maintaining a healthy weight. We know that obesity is one of the most preventable causes of ill health and premature death, and we need to take effective... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • Community Pharmacy Consultation

    The local community pharmacy - also known as the ‘chemist’ - is central to meeting people’s healthcare needs by providing prescription medicines, but also offering services and advice to many people in the population. The Department of Health and Social Care is reviewing the services provided by community pharmacies on the island. We are interested in understanding how people use our pharmacies and if there are any unmet needs in our population. More
    Closed 20 August 2019
  • Private Healthcare on the Isle of Man

    This consultation will be used to inform a new service delivery model for private healthcare on the Isle of Man. There is a printable version of the consultation attached below. Once completed, paper copies of the consultation can be submitted to: Tammy Hewitt Noble’s Hospital, Strang, Braddan, Isle of Man, IM4 4RJ More
    Closed 1 July 2019
  • Prescribing of Medicinal Cannabis

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is consulting on the medicinal use of cannabis. Medicinal cannabis is cannabis consumed with the objective of reducing the symptoms of a medical condition. On 1 November 2018, the scheduling of cannabis based medicinal products under the Misuse of Drugs Legislation changed. As a result of the application of earlier legislation in the Isle of Man, the Statutory Instrument that made this change in England, Wales and... More
    Closed 20 March 2019
  • Changes to allow Industrial Hemp production

    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is consulting on the framework for licensing Hemp for industrial use. Industrial Hemp is grown for commercial use as a fibre or foodstuff. Hemp is one of a number of plant species that can be used for fibre production. More
    Closed 20 March 2019
  • Safeguarding Regulations and Guidance Notes

    The Safeguarding Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in April 2018, will, subject to the approval of Tynwald, come into effect in parallel with the underpinning Regulations and Statutory Guidance. The Act strengthens the safeguarding arrangements in the Isle of Man for children and vulnerable adults by: establishing in statute a single Safeguarding Board that will, broadly, continue to undertake the work of the Safeguarding Children Board and the Safeguarding Adults... More
    Closed 17 December 2018
  • Eye Care Strategy

    Eye health is important as problems are a major cause of disability and affect people’s quality of life. Problems increase with age. It is important that problems are identified early and that people are aware of the importance of eye health. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) spends more than twice as much on eye health as most areas in England, partly because of the need for people with rare conditions to travel off-Island for treatment. However, hospital waiting times at... More
    Closed 27 November 2017
  • National Health and Care Service Charter

    To seek views on the draft National Health and Care Service Charter. The Charter sets out the Department of Health and Social Care’s commitments towards the provision of the National Health and Care Service. The Charter also sets out rights for customers, the public and colleagues and the responsibilities that all of those have in ensuring that the NHCS operates fairly and effectively. More
    Closed 12 September 2017
  • National Health and Care Service General Scheme 2017

    To seek views on the draft National Health and Care Service General Scheme 2017, which provides detail about various deliverables under the National Health and Care Service Act 2016; specifically the Department of Health and Social Care’s commitments towards the provision of care and the realigning of charges and contributions. More
    Closed 12 September 2017
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