Information for Patients
The Isle of Man is part of Great Britain and thus falls under the UK’s National Health System (NHS), but is directly managed by the Isle of Man’s Department of Home Affairs. While the NHS also supports the healthcare system in the Isle of Man, a recent report in 2019 demonstrated that better support and improvement to services could be made to the health system in the island. This includes a transfer of acute issues which cannot be handled within the Isle of Man to the British mainland. While the healthcare service is of quality that is comparable to the rest of Western Europe, it is below average in delivery in comparison to the rest of the United Kingdom.
Please see United Kingdom for more information on the British Healthcare system.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local British Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialties must be submitted. Please check with relevant British medical societies (often called “Royal Societies” in lieu of simply British in order to take on the general British Commonwealth) per specialty prior to submission to clarify key requirements.
The language of medical instruction in the United Kingdom is English.
Information for Travelers
Healthcare in the Isle of Man is equal to that in the rest of the United Kingdom. UK residents and citizens have free access to the healthcare system available at the Isle of Man in addition to citizens of Ireland. Medical Tourism is not common in the Isle of Man.
No vaccinations are needed prior to arrival in the Isle of Man.
The common language of hospitals in the Isle of Man is English.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: http://www.gov.im/dha