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Approved carers list available for Islanders who require care at home

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

ISLANDERS over 18 who need care at home have access to an approved list of care providers for the first time. The move means that care at home (known as domiciliary care) for those over 18, is now semi-regulated in Jersey, as The States of Jersey has established an approved provider framework (APF) for Home […]

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Women in Jersey benefit from community midwifery scheme

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

More women in Jersey are now seeing their midwife in the community to make antenatal appointments more convenient for mums-to-be, and ensure continuity of care throughout their pregnancy. The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) is working with GP surgeries in Jersey to enhance the practice of community midwifery, so that expectant mums can be […]

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Long-term care scheme is launched

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new long-term care (LTC) scheme comes into operation today (Tuesday 1 July 2014). Welcoming the introduction of the new funding arrangements for long-term care in the Island, the Social Security Minister Senator Francis Le Gresley said: “The scheme that starts today is the culmination of a great deal of hard work across a number […]

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Talking Therapy to provide faster, more accessible service for mental health issues

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A joint project between the Health and Social Services Department, local GPs and the charity MIND Jersey will provide an enhanced range of psychological therapies for Islanders. As part of the campaign to remove the stigma that has been associated with mental health issues, Jersey Talking Therapies (JTT) will be delivered in GP surgeries or […]

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Jersey Screening Programme short-listed for prestigious award

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Bowel Screening Programme within Jersey’s Health and Social Services Department has been short-listed in the 2014 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards, to be held on 23 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The programme has been short-listed for two categories – ‘Value and Improvement in the use of Diagnostics’ and […]

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Award-winning ‘Call and Check’ scheme to be extended

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey Post’s award-winning ‘Call and Check’ scheme, in which postal workers check on the welfare of elderly or vulnerable people, is to be extended. Last week Call and Check won international acclaim, winning the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the prestigious World Mail Awards in Berlin. The Jersey Post scheme beat off short-listed rivals representing […]

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KPMG Channel Islands employees step up to world’s largest health challenge

KPMG Channel Islands employees step up to world’s largest health challenge

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

77 employees from KPMG in the Channel Islands launched a path to better fitness on May 28. They joined a 300,000-strong legion of workers worldwide and will walk, cycle, swim, skip or even salsa their way through the world’s largest corporate health initiative: the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). The challenge was launched with a walk […]

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Independent A & E survey seeks views of Islanders

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders who have been to Jersey’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) are to be asked for their views on their experiences for an independent national survey. A random sample of 850 adult patients who attended A&E in January 2014 will shortly receive letters from the Picker Institute, which provides independent surveys to hospitals and healthcare […]

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Islanders urged to dispose of unused and out-of-date medicines safely

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders are being encouraged to take their unwanted and out-of-date medicines to a pharmacy for safe disposal as part of an awareness campaign running from 2-15 June 2014. During the two-week Dispose of Unwanted Medicines Properly (DUMP) campaign, all Jersey pharmacies will be offering the free service and highlighting the dangers of keeping unwanted medication, […]

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Draft Regulation of Care Law is lodged following consultation

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Health and Social Services has lodged with the States, the draft Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 201-. The draft Law will, over the next few years ensure regulation of all health and social care in Jersey. This will bring Jersey into line with the United Kingdom and will for the first time […]

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