Health News

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 [...]

Summary of SPH Review of Drugs & Treatments

September 6th, 2019|

a note from HEAL, short summary and longer document below 9th August 2019 both HSC and P&R publicly state that the gap in drug and treatment funding in the Bailiwick compared to that of the NHS in England is now [...]

Disability Survey by Island Global Research

November 12th, 2018|

Island Global Research are conducting a survey on issues related to disability, which is available to complete on line using the link below: https://survey.islandglobalresearch.com/s3/Disability-Survey-2018 Please can you share widely and encourage participation in order to get as many responses as [...]

HSC CareWatch

December 11th, 2017|

The GDA membership is represented on the new Health & Social Care (HSC) CareWatch team. to find out more please read their recent article in the GEP. They hope to set up new contact details and a website soon. The [...]

Mental Health and Well-being Plan

October 15th, 2017|

The strategy sets out the priorities to be addressed across all members of the community, regardless of age or mental health and well-being needs and seeks - 'To promote mental well-being across the community, support vulnerable people, and ensure that [...]