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Small Islands SIG Meeting


Anne Hendry

IFIC Scotland, GB
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This workshop is an opportunity to connect with IFICs special interest group on integrated care in small islands and to share insights on planning and delivering population health and integrated care for island communities. 


The SIG was launched at ICIC19 to connect and support:

•              Small island countries (population < 125,000) with high income economies

•              Small island systems (state / region / municipality ) with population < 500,000

•              Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

The inaugural learning exchange in September 2019 was hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care and Hospice Isle of Man. Colleagues from Scotland, Malta, Seychelles, Guernsey and Isle of Man came together to discuss how integrated care teams and partnership with Third sector can build resilience, strengthen health systems,  support healthy ageing, and build community wellbeing and resilience. 

Aims and Objectives

The workshop will bring together system leaders, professionals and academics from small island systems to learn from each other, share examples of innovation and understand how integrated planning, financing, governance and regulation can strengthen health systems, build resilience and  accelerate transformational change in the face of their unique challenges and opportunities.  

Delegates will have an opportunity to:

•              Network with other members of the Special Interest Group

•              Identify potential twinning and coaching links on specific topics of interest


•              Welcome from SIG lead –  Angela Murray, DHSC Isle of Man

•              Overview of SIG – Anne Hendry, Director IFIC Scotland

•              Sharing experience of how island systems managed Covid-19 and are planning ahead 

  - Assist.Prof. Vladimir Mozetič, Director, Community Health Center, Primorje-Gorski kotar County, Croatia

  - Anne Mills, Chief Executive, Hospice Isle of Man and DHSC team, Isle of Man 

 - Representatives from Other island systems

•              Realising the True Value of Integrated Care in small islands  -  report and workplan

•              Close and sign up for new SIG members – Marie Curran, SIG Coordinator


How to Cite: Hendry A. Small Islands SIG Meeting. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2021;21(S1):359. DOI:
Published on 01 Sep 2021.
Peer Reviewed


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