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Looking at the people who keep the wheels of commerce turning on the Island; features, profiles, achievements and stories with a human dimension. SMALL ISLANDS, BIG AMBITIONS: MANX DELEGATION FLIES THE FLAG FOR CARE MODEL The Department of Health and Social Care and Isle of Man Hospice are to play a leading role in a new international forum to promote integrated care systems in small island communities. The Isle of Man will be unveiled as one of three jurisdictions at the forefront of a Special Interest Group or SIG, at the 19th International Conference on Integrated Care in San Sebastian, Spain this week. Senior members of the team implementing the integrated care pilot in Peel and the west will be among a small delegation representing the DHSC at the event in Spain’s Basque region. The SIG is designed as a forum for small islands to learn from each other and share experience in creating successful and sustainable healthcare systems for their populations. The forum will connect three distinct groups: ■ Island states with populations of up to 125,000 with high income economies ■ Islands, states or regions with a population up to 500,000 ■ Developing small island states Deputy Chief Executive of DHSC Michaela Morris and Hospice Chief Executive Offi cer Anne Mills will be Isle of Man leads in the new venture, in partnership with colleagues from the International Foundation for Integrated Care Scotland and the Seychelles Ministry of Health. The Special Interest Group: Integrated Care in Small Island Systems welcomes input from all involved in planning and delivering integrated care in their communities, from researchers and students through practitioners and managers to policy makers and professional leaders. Over an intensive few days at the conference, delegates from around the world will immerse themselves in a programme of keynote talks, presentations, displays and visits. Although each system is unique in its context, put simply integrated care is a person-centred approach where an individual’s needs are met in a holistic way by bringing together resources and expertise within a community. This tailored approach aims to offer responsive and timely care as close to an individual’s home as possible, with a high priority on preventing ill health and promoting wellbeing. A full session at the conference has been awarded to the Manx delegation for the launch of the new forum by Michaela Morris the Island’s lead for integrated care and Angela Murray, Director of Community Care. The slot will include a presentation on the current western pilot project including an account of the extensive public engagement and liaison with dozens of local voluntary organisations which led to its launch earlier this year. Anne Mills is extensively involved in the international movement for integrated care – she leads the special interest group for Palliative and end of Life Care and co-leads another for Compassionate Communities. She is Director of the Scholl Academic Centre, a new research facility at the hospice which is studying how the integrated model can enhance end of life care. The Isle of Man will host a gathering of the Small Islands forum in September. NEW DIRECTOR OF ISLE OF MAN SHIP REGISTRY The Department for Enterprise has announced the appointment of Cameron Mitchell as the next Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. C ameron has a strong history in the shipping industry working with leading operators Maersk, Geest Line and Farstad Shipping for over 10 years as an engineer. Cameron has also held various roles at the Isle of Man Ship Registry, working as a surveyor for 9 years before taking over as Deputy Director in 2018. Cameron has also worked on a number of projects across government with a focus on delivering performance and quality improvement. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented: ‘I am delighted with the appointment of Cameron Mitchell as the new Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. The Ship Registry is widely recognised as a registry of excellence, flying the flag for the Isle of Man around the world.’ Cameron will replace Dick Welsh who retires this year. Dick has led the Isle of Man Ship Registry for 13 years and offered his commendations to Cameron: 34 | ‘We had a very strong field of applicants for the role and after an exhaustive recruitment process I’m pleased to now announce Cameron as my successor. For our clients around the world this appointment should cement the trust and experience garnered through already established relationships, as well as showcase the new opportunities for the Registry moving forward. Cameron is well known and has all the attributes and expertise needed to drive the Isle of Man Ship Registry forward and I wish him all the best in his new role.’ The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and super yachts with a stellar reputation built on three key principals of great service, low cost, and high quality offerings. Cameron Mitchell will take over the post of Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry from 1st April 2019.