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A Snapshot into.. The Isle of Man

  • August 09, 2021

This beautiful island is nestled between Manchester and Ireland. The hospitals located there include:

  • Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man.
  • Ramsey & District Cottage Hospital.

The hospitals can provide interesting opportunities for international Doctors as it has greater flexibility than most hospitals in the UK, meaning less tax, higher salaries and a more relaxed way of life! You will only have to pay a fixed rate of 20% tax; this is significantly less tax than you pay in the UK. This means you end up with more money for a more relaxed style of working! The Isle of Man is only a 20 minute flight away from Liverpool, and you can also fly to London as well, there are also ferries connecting it to the mainland UK. There is a high level of diversity within the hospital, with many of the doctors and nurses coming from overseas.

Noble's Hospital has 16 ward areas and 183 beds. Most wards consist of well-appointed 4 bed bays, plus single en-suite rooms and spacious day rooms, all offering greater comfort and privacy. Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital delivers a varied range of diagnostic, therapeutic and care services, predominantly for residents of the north of the Isle of Man.

Facts about The Isle of Man

  • The original language on Mann was called Manx. Manx is a Gaelic language similar to some types of Irish Gaelic. The last native speaker of Manx, Ned Maddrell, died in 1974. There are modern attempts to revive Manx, although only 2% of the population have any knowledge of the language, making this a pretty tough feat.
     
  • Manx cats have no tails. This little-known fact about the Isle of Man is a fun one! The Manx is a breed of cat that actually comes from the Isle of Man, and it’s best-known feature is its ‘taillessness’. The breed also exhibits very large hind legs and a rounded head. There’s also a breed of sheep from the island called the Manx Loaghtan, which is known for sometimes having four or six horns.
     
  • The Isle of Man is not part of the UK but is a self-governing Crown dependency. The Isle of Man is not, and never has been, part of the United Kingdom, nor is it part of the European Union. It has its own parliament, government and laws.

Cost of Living in The Isle of Man

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in The Isle of Man

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre

£654.29

One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre

£535.71

Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre

£1,083.33

Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre

£1,025.00

Transportation

1ltr Petrol

£1.30

One-Way Public Transport Ticket

£2.70

Monthly Public Transport Ticket

£45.00

1km Taxi Journey

£1.00

Entertainment

Meal out for two in a local pub

£16.00

Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses

£60.00

Cinema tickets for one person

£8.25

One-month gym membership

£28.33

Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend

£9.17

Beer 0.5ltr bottle

£1.60

Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle

£1.78

Cappuccino

£2.33

Travel to and from The Isle of Man

Flying is the quickest and, for many, the most convenient way to get here. In recent years, the Island’s air connections have expanded, leading to greater choice for travellers. The Island’s airport is only 15 minutes’ drive from the capital, Douglas, with car hire, taxi and public transport services all at your immediate disposal.
 

Education in The Isle of Man

Education in the Isle of Man is compulsory for children aged between 5 and 16. As a Crown dependency the Isle of Man parliament and government have competence over all domestic matters, including education; however, the structure and curriculum are broadly in line with that of UK schools and particularly the English national curriculum. Education is overseen by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and regulated by the Isle of Man Education Act 2001. As of September 2017 there were 6,492 pupils in primary schools, and 5,218 pupils in secondary education.  
 

Things to do in The Isle of Man:

Isle of Man Steam Railway

The Isle of Man Railway is a narrow gauge steam-operated railway connecting Douglas with Castletown and Port Erin on the Isle of Man. The line is 3 ft narrow gauge and 15.3 miles long.

Road of the Gull

The ‘Raad ny Foillan’ is Manx Gaelic for 'The Gull's Way', is the Isle of Man's premier long distance footpath at almost 100 miles. Explore some of the best coastal walking in the British Isles on cliff footpaths, quiet sandy beaches, wooded glens and farmland as you travel through a whole variety of landscapes.

Douglas

Whilst here, stop off at the Manx Museum, which is one of the best things to do on the Isle of Man to learn about the Island’s heritage. You see, the museum covers more than 10,000 years of island history and is a treasure-trove of information.

Castletown

Nestled 20-minutes away from Douglas, Castletown is another historic harbour town that’s just shy of the main airport. Although relatively small, exploring this ancient capital is one of the best things to do on the Isle of Man if you love your history. 

Great Laxey Wheel

Great Laxey Wheel is 20-minutes, north-east, from Douglas, the Great Laxey Wheel is a unique spot you can’t miss on the Isle of Man. Built back in 1854, to pump water from the Great Laxey mines, it’s one of the best places on the Isle of Man to explore the island’s heritage. Here you can learn about the lives of the miners, the historical significance of this place.

Relocating to The Isle of Man

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to the Isle of Man, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

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Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.

References

Living, C. and Man, I., 2021. Cost of Living in Douglas. [online] Numbeo.com. Available at: <https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Douglas> [Accessed 6 August 2021].

 
 

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