Members of our Scholl Academic Centre along with representatives form the Department of Health and Social Care were delighted to launch the 'Special Interest Group (SIG) for Integrated Care in Small Island Systems' in San Sebastian last week during the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care.
The SIG is a movement for change designed to operate as a forum, providing small islands with populations of up to 125,000 people the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge to create sustainable healthcare systems across the globe, promoting successful integrated care models, whilst ensuring people and their wellbeing are always at the centre.
Many areas and islands have already joined the SIG, with representatives from Spain, Scotland, Malta, Ireland, Brazil and Seychelles attending the international launch, prompting interest from a number of other countries including Tasmania, Nova Scotia, Australia, Canada, Croatia and Greece.
Our Chief Executive, Anne Mills is thrilled to be leading the SIG along with Deputy Chief Executive of the DHSC, Michaela Morris.
The Island's Health Minister, David Ashford, is in full support of the SIG, and sent a wonderful good luck message to the conference and appeared on Manx Radio to discuss this global movement. Listen to mandate here >>