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Health update by Mike Read

December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

Surgical waiting lists remain a growing and significant problem. We would like to know to what extent this is effecting GDA members or carers of GDA members. If you are struggling to get information from HSC or the MSG, [...]

NICE TA’s update

October 14th, 2020|Tags: |

HEAL are relieved and pleased that yesterday, the 14th October 2020, HSC announced it is now in a position to formally commence the work necessary to roll out the first tranche of drugs (NICE TAs) in line with the [...]

SLAWS update – Supported Living and Ageing Well

July 28th, 2020|Tags: |

Supported Living and Ageing Well Strategy: Extending the Life of the Long-term Care Insurance Scheme The Committee for Employment and Social Security have been extremely busy recently and have finalised its long-awaited report on the Supported Living and [...]

Queens Award for Disability Swimming

June 2nd, 2020|

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the British Isles goes to member charity Guernsey Disability Swimming ITV News article  Two Guernsey charities have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary [...]

COVID-19 support for member charities

April 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Dear member charities We appreciate this is a tough time for most member groups. Wether its locating volunteers, changing your device offering or concerns about fund raising. There are a number of local iniataives developing to try and ease [...]

Health Update by Mike Read

April 8th, 2020|Tags: , |

At the media briefing on the 7th April Dr Peter Rabey the Hospital Medical Director gave a series of updates. He emphasised that the hospital is there for all people who need it. They have noticed that people have [...]

Coronavirus – Health sector update

March 10th, 2020|Tags: , |

Dear members  We are aware that this is a time of concern for everyone in the community, especially if you are at higher risk, or are caring for someone who may be at higher risk, because of age or because of an underlying health [...]

Health update

February 12th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The States approve funding for improved access to drugs and treatments By Mike Read, GDA Health representative On 16th January the States voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new drug and treatment policy. This new policy will benefit about [...]

HEAL update

January 14th, 2020|Tags: |

As a patient group that was involved in the consultation process, Health Equality for All (HEAL), feel it important to add some non-political public perspective on the Policy & Resources letter of comment to the Health and Social Care policy [...]

Health Sector Update

November 26th, 2019|

By Mike Read, GDA Health representative  On 18th November Deputy Heidi Soulsby, Minister of the Committee for Health and Social Care (CfHSC), announced Guernsey had secured access to the life changing Cystic Fibrosis drugs Orkambi and Symkevi. This followed the [...]

Mike Read – Health sector rep

September 24th, 2019|

We welcome Mike Read as a co-optee to the GDA executive committee as the Health sector representative. Mike strengthens the Social Policy team, which includes Catherine Hall as Education representative, Arrun Wilkie, Rob Harnish and Rob Platts. Married, father of [...]

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