Health News

Quarter 2 2023 Health Update

April 5th, 2023|

Sadly good news is in short supply after the States failed to resolve how it would fund public services through taxation before the next election in 2025. Whilst our elected representatives take some time to reflect on the consequences [...]

Capacity Law Code of Practice – Consultation

February 14th, 2023|

HSC has launched a consultation on the code of practice for the Capacity Law. if you would like to read the draft code of practice and easy read code of practice and give your comments to the HSC please [...]

Annual Health Report 2022

November 23rd, 2022|

2022 Health Review and Update Reduction in charges for children under 18 The year began well with the introduction of health subsidies for children visiting the Emergency Department, their GPs or a nurse, due to the redistribution of family [...]

Health Update Q2 2022

June 27th, 2022|Tags: |

NICE TA drugs As we move into year 2 of the delayed implementation of NICE TA drugs and treatments doubt remains over how successful implementation has been and how that success is being measured. It was reported at the [...]

COVID-19 Health News

March 13th, 2022|

Antibody and Antiviral Treatments For some time now the NHS has been offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with COVID-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill. These treatments, if taken within the [...]

GDA Health News – CareWatch survey

March 13th, 2022|

By Mike Read, GDA Health Representative Last week CareWatch launched a wide-ranging survey seeking the views of islanders in accessing Primary Care services, which can be completed online. This survey is open until the end of March. The results [...]

End of Life Care – GWP Amendment

July 21st, 2021|

Amendment The Government Work Plan has been amended so that the proposition that the States will vote on will include undertaking the work on end of life care. The amendment can be seen by clicking here. How the [...]

Access to Drugs and Medicines -GWP Amendments

July 21st, 2021|

Introduction NICE TAs have tried to have the breaks put on by the Government Work Plan (GWP) but an amendment by Deputies Peter Roffey and Lester Queripel has been carried by the States over a late amendment by Policy [...]

NICE TAs and the GWP

June 24th, 2021|Tags: , |

Our Health representative Mike Read is also the Chair for HEAL, Health Equality for All, and is the key contact for the NICE TA's campaign .  You can find out more about the history of the NICE TA's project [...]

GWP release and member meeting

June 19th, 2021|

The Government Work Plan (GWP) stage 2 policy letter was published 17th June 2021 you can view it here We will be discussing the contents of the GWP as our introduction to the member meeting Thursday 24th June 7pm [...]

Health update – March 2021

March 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

Mike Read's Health update for March At a time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, it is vital that the voices of our members are heard as government wrestles with many challenges, not just our recovery from COVID and [...]

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