Tag "Health"

Unit drink price ‘will save lives’

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THREE deaths a year could be cut by minimum alcohol unit pricing and the tough stance could start to tackle some of the advertising that bombards young people, medical officer of health Dr Stephen Bridgman has said.

Patients’ surgeries delayed

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HUNDREDS of patients have faced delays in orthopaedic surgery while the island is hit by a continued backlog of procedures.

GMC puts doctors’ revalidation on hold

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REVALIDATION of Guernsey’s doctors and consultants has been deferred for six months by the General Medical Council in response to the damning midwifery findings, the new Health and Social Services minister Paul Luxon has revealed.

Health minister election live

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Live coverage of the election of the new minister for the Health and Social Services Department, a contest between Deputies Elis Bebb, Paul Luxon and Arrun Wilkie.

This is about health, not egos

WAKE up HSSD. The GcMaf saga continues. Remedy: let’s trial it here in Guernsey. Let’s be leaders for once, not followers.

Making a profit at A&E is wrong

HSSD have announced they are going to the States to obtain approval so that medical consultants can charge for their services at the Accident and Emergency department and that they hope to raise an extra £100,000 a year by doing so.

Free GcMaf is too good an opportunity to miss

NUMEROUS letters have recently been published in our local and public newspaper regarding the topic of GcMaf, stating opinions both for and against its abilities and claims regarding providing a cure for cancer and many other illnesses.

Licences exist to protect us

WITH apologies to readers who are tired of seeing my name on this page, I cannot let some of the opinions being expressed about licensed medicines pass unchallenged.