Tag "Health"

The controversial road layout at the Quay has taken up a disproportionate amount of States departments’ time, and it was not an issue that Peter Roffey feels should have ended up involving the top brass. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 10284836)

Why make things easy?

Peter Roffey has plenty of sympathy for the States’ workload – until they choose to take the most difficult route. Here he examines three instances where their choice of path caused unnecessary problems

GPs’ concerns met in ending manpower cap

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DOCTORS in Guernsey are not scared of competition that could come from proposals to scrap the cap on GP numbers, local British Medical Association spokesman Dr Brian Parkin said.

Halfway house should be Health’s aim

New Health minister Paul Luxon has warned that the current HSSD budget is inadequate. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 7793929)

Enforcing the same spending constraints on HSSD as other departments was always unrealistic, but the needs-driven budget its minister now seeks is equally so. Let’s get some balance, says former health minister Peter Roffey, who detects a whiff of hypocrisy...

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.