An additional 50,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island, ready for distribution to pharmacies and local authority outlets over the next two days. More than 25,000 test kits will today be delivered to participating pharmacies and local authorities assisting with distribution. The public are advised that LFDs can […]
Over 100,000 lateral flow devices (LFDs) have been delivered to the island and are being made available to the Manx public today. Further deliveries will be made on a regular basis. Civil Defence volunteers are assisting in the distribution of LFD packs to community pharmacies and other regional pick-up points. […]
Treasury has announced a temporary increase to the rate of Incapacity Benefit for the first 14 days of absence from work in order to improve support for persons unable to work due to isolation. The rate of short term Incapacity Benefit will increase from £86.55 per week to £230.00 per […]
More than 120,000 lateral flow home tests kits will be made available to the general public next week, to support the Manx community in learning to live with and adapt to Covid. All community pharmacies are currently out of stock following a delivery of supplies to the island yesterday. Residents […]
Rearyt-Ny-Baie in Douglas has been temporarily closed for visiting and new admissions due to positive cases of COVID-19 within the residential home. The measure has been taken at the property on Albert Terrace as a precaution to contain the spread of the virus within the home and to protect the […]
Members of the public who have a positive lateral flow test result or symptoms of coronavirus are being urged to stay home, self-isolate and be patient when calling 111. The 111 team is currently dealing with a large influx of calls, many from people who have used the lateral flow […]
kits will be available this evening between 8pm and 10p from pick-up points in school car parks in key areas of the island, and again these are for people who are close contacts only.
Some of the midwifery team supporting the Rainbow Care service, (l-r) Elizabeth Quayle – Student Nurse on placement within Maternity, Maddy Taggart – Midwife, Dianne Rubery – Lead Midwife for Bereavement, Barbara Drinkwater – Staff Nurse.
In an open letter, Mr Kermode references concerns that have arisen from a previous exchange between himself and Dr Ewart and outlines the issues his clients have raised around testing and vaccinating those under the age of 18.
The 15th to 21st June is annual cervical screening awareness week. The important week encourages raising awareness for early prevention of cervical cancer and also the overall ease of the screening process. During the pandemic, naturally it will be common for individuals to place their smear test letter in a […]
Patient information from the lsle of Man will not be included in a project by NHS Digital to collect patient data in England for planning and research purposes. But the gov says Manx residents can be reassured that their data is safely ring-fenced from the project, and they do not […]
The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, chaired by Onchan MHK Julie Edge, asked for opinions on the abortion service as part of a review of how the law has been implemented.
When many of us were 15, we were awkward, grouchy teenagers trying to fit in and pay just enough attention in school to pass GCSEs. But Archie Veale found himself in Alder Hey Hospital fighting for his life after a vicious infection attacked his body. Now 22 Archie has told […]
Elite sport can be incredibly demanding, and research suggests certain factors such as injury or deselection can increase the risk of athletes developing depression and anxiety.
The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has made a sizeable donation to Motiv8’s family support services.
Picture: Thea Ozenturk of Motiv8 with Terry Groves from HBNHT.
Disabled Sports Boost A project that enables children with disabilities to try new sports at the NSC has been given £3,000 to buy new equipment. Currently around 80 children from 13 schools take part in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme that started in 2017. It is run by […]
In 2019, DHSC Minister David Ashford promised the establishment of an M.E. Service pilot scheme in 2019 with a full service established by April 2020 but nothing has yet materialised.
Business Support Applications for the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme (CBSS) – Circuit Break (March 2021) and the Business Premises Support Scheme (BPSS), which were introduced to support businesses during the Circuit Break Lockdown, have been extended until Friday May 14. The CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) was introduced on […]
Members criticised the lack of clarity in gov documents, paradoxes in the iso requirements and a lack of compassion being shown to people needing to visit ill or dying family members.
Our reporter Sam Turton has downloaded the NHS app and registered his details with it and will provide an update as to the success of this later on today.
Currently, individuals who have a weakened immune system and those on immunosuppressive treatment are receiving their vaccination through the priority four or priority six groups.
Dr Ewart: ‘The link between the small recorded number of clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine is not yet certain. If there is a link, the risk is incredibly small at around four cases per million people.’
The picture was criticised for what some said was the ‘hypocrisy’ of the Manx Care team meeting when Chief Minister Howard Quayle had criticised private businesses and their employees for not working from home.