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New travellers’ health scheme proposed


INVESTIGATIONS will be held into the States covering the cost of healthcare and medical treatment of Guernsey residents while travelling in the UK, if deputies back the move.

‘Recruitment could be hit by healthcare doubt’

Dr Nigel Byrom is retiring from the MSG after being with the group since it started in 1992. (11509046)

UNCERTAINTY over the future structure, organisation and funding of Guernsey’s healthcare could impact on recruitment of doctors and confidence across the Bailiwick, a retiring Medical Specialist Group clinician has warned.

MSG negotiations more complex than we think

If the MSG did push it too far and the States decided to swap to providing their service in-house, then the folk up at Alexander House would lose out big time, says Peter Roffey.

Who should provide the island’s secondary healthcare? As negotiations for the renewal of the MSG’s contract continue, Peter Roffey, who was Health president during the last round, goes through the options

Alternative to MSG must be more than bluff

FOR the States’ negotiating position over specialist healthcare to be successful it has to be credible. The Medical Specialist Group has to believe that HSSD and Social Security are serious in their suggestion that they would be prepared to rip up the contract with MSG and employ consultants directly.

Hospital doctors working ‘unsafe and long hours’


DOCTORS are working ‘unsafe’ long hours in the hospital because of understaffing, HSSD board member Mike Hadley has claimed, as he attacked and attempted to derail his own department’s report on the secondary healthcare contract.

Why this Budget is a real stinker

Take shelter: if 2016’s Budget proposals are passed by the States, tax hikes will rain down on us.

We were told that the island’s finances were heading firmly in the right direction, thanks to expenditure restraint. Now the States has changed its tune and 2016’s draft Budget makes shocking reading, says Peter Roffey. Were those claims spin or a gross miscalculation? He’s not sure which is worse...

No ‘super hip two’ surgery for Anthony


DREAMS their son would undergo life-changing surgery have been shattered for the parents of Anthony Thomas McMahon, as the opportunity to have one of his legs reconstructed in a similar way to the other has been missed.

Health at the heart of 2016 Budget

YEAR after year Health and Social Services has been the beating heart of States budgets and accounts. For much of this decade it has been attacked and criticised for being unable to meet its savings targets and regularly busting its budget.

Lyons review gives hope

Picture by Emma Pinch. 10-07-15Dr Rory Lyons in Alderney.

THE husband of one of the patients at the heart of the Dr Rory Lyons case is hopeful an independent review of Health and Social Services will provide the family with some resolution.

Deputy will never be a team player

WITHOUT knowing any of the details of the code of conduct allegation against Deputy Mike Hadley it is impossible to have an opinion on his guilt or innocence.

Health member cleared after board complaint


DEPUTY Mike Hadley has been accused of ‘outrageous, bad, offensive, rude and wholly unacceptable behaviour’ by a fellow Health and Social Services member as the row within the board escalated yesterday.

We want your views on food safety, says HSSD

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ISLANDERS are being asked to give their views on new food safety legislation which would mean that food produced in Guernsey will have to be traceable to its production source, among other changes.