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Midwifery reports list areas for improvement


WORKING closer with maternity service users, empowering staff and bringing policies, procedures and clinical guidelines in line with best practice are areas that Health and Social Services now needs to focus on, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, as it releases its independent reviews of Guernsey’s maternity services.

A rave for reviews


Having called many times for more scrutiny, Peter Roffey feels it only proper to give credit where it’s due – to the committee’s commissioned review of the implementation of the Children Law and its questioning of the report’s author

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.