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GPs’ concerns met in ending manpower cap


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.