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Health Update Q2 2022

June 27th, 2022|Tags: |

NICE TA drugs As we move into year 2 of the delayed implementation of NICE TA drugs and treatments doubt remains over how successful implementation has been and how that success is being measured. It was reported at the [...]

COVID-19 Health News

March 13th, 2022|

Antibody and Antiviral Treatments For some time now the NHS has been offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with COVID-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill. These treatments, if taken within the [...]

GDA Health News – CareWatch survey

March 13th, 2022|

By Mike Read, GDA Health Representative Last week CareWatch launched a wide-ranging survey seeking the views of islanders in accessing Primary Care services, which can be completed online. This survey is open until the end of March. The results [...]

End of Life Care – GWP Amendment

July 21st, 2021|

Amendment The Government Work Plan has been amended so that the proposition that the States will vote on will include undertaking the work on end of life care. The amendment can be seen by clicking here. How the [...]

Access to Drugs and Medicines -GWP Amendments

July 21st, 2021|

Introduction NICE TAs have tried to have the breaks put on by the Government Work Plan (GWP) but an amendment by Deputies Peter Roffey and Lester Queripel has been carried by the States over a late amendment by Policy [...]

NICE TAs and the GWP

June 24th, 2021|Tags: , |

Our Health representative Mike Read is also the Chair for HEAL, Health Equality for All, and is the key contact for the NICE TA's campaign .  You can find out more about the history of the NICE TA's project [...]

GWP release and member meeting

June 19th, 2021|

The Government Work Plan (GWP) stage 2 policy letter was published 17th June 2021 you can view it here We will be discussing the contents of the GWP as our introduction to the member meeting Thursday 24th June 7pm [...]

Health update – March 2021

March 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

Mike Read's Health update for March At a time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, it is vital that the voices of our members are heard as government wrestles with many challenges, not just our recovery from COVID and [...]

LD Vaccines prioritised

February 27th, 2021|Tags: |

Dear Members, some good news.  Following a change to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advise to the UK Government, we can confirm that anyone with a learning disability (LD) in the Bailiwick is now to be [...]

Health update by Mike Read

December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

Surgical waiting lists remain a growing and significant problem. We would like to know to what extent this is effecting GDA members or carers of GDA members. If you are struggling to get information from HSC or the MSG, [...]

NICE TA’s update

October 14th, 2020|Tags: |

HEAL are relieved and pleased that yesterday, the 14th October 2020, HSC announced it is now in a position to formally commence the work necessary to roll out the first tranche of drugs (NICE TAs) in line with the [...]

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