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New figures confirm importance of immunisation

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

To coincide with the start of European Immunisation Week, Jersey’s Public Health Department have released latest figures showing very high uptake rates by parents of childhood immunisation in the Island. Latest annual statistics for 2013 reveal that 98% of babies received their primary set of immunisations at two-, three- and four-months-old, including protection against diseases […]

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Shorter waiting times mean improved lives for respiratory patients

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAITING times at a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic offered by Health and Social Services have been dramatically improved thanks to extra funding being allocated, meaning patients suffering from respiratory problems can get the specialist help they need sooner. The waiting time for the clinic has reduced from over a year – 14 months – to 12 […]

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Laser technology by new consultant widens range of treatment available at General Hospital

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s new urology consultant will be utilising the latest laser technology as part of a drive to enable more patients to receive treatment on the Island. Ben Hughes, who began work at Jersey General Hospital earlier this year, has taken delivery of a laser machine that will be used for the treatment of urinary tract […]

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Improving patient safety in primary care

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way GP surgeries store medical records is changing to improve patient safety and continuity of care as well as healthcare statistics and planning. The GP Central Services System (GPCS) is a new secure central data store that will be used by all Jersey GP surgeries. It will mean that if a patient gives permission, […]

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Cervical cancer death highlights importance of seeking specialist referral for symptoms and of HPV vaccination

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The recent death of a 19 year old woman in the UK from cervical cancer has prompted Jersey’s gynaecology consultants to urge women to seek immediate referral to the hospital if they experience symptoms. Two weeks ago, national newspapers carried reports about Sophie Jones, an aspiring model from Liverpool, who died of cervical cancer. Dr […]

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Parents guide to drugs in new printed and on-line formats

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Health and Social Services Department have re-issued a printed and revised user friendly on-line version of ‘A Parent’s Guide to Drugs’ to increase accessibility of drugs information to parents. The Guide was updated earlier in the year in the wake of concerns about the ongoing dangers relating to alcohol and drug use among young […]

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Scam email warning for Islanders

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ISLANDERS are being warned of a potentially distressing scam email, apparently linked to a harmful computer virus. The message looks like a person’s blood tests results and claims to come from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). The email, which advises the individual who receives it that there is “suspicion of a cancer” following […]

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New range of degree courses to attract more ‘home-grown’ nurses and midwives

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

New degree courses enabling Jersey students to train for careers as midwives, mental health nurses or children’s nurses will be launched later this year. Applications are invited for a total of 10 places on courses that commence in September 2014. Combining off-Island study with practical work experience in Jersey, the three-year courses will be delivered […]

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Day Centre’s Refurbishment will herald new range of services for those living with dementia

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A major refurbishment of the Willows Day Care Centre in St Helier will lead to an enhanced range of services for people living with dementia in Jersey. The Willows opened in December 1976; at the time, it was Jersey’s only day care opportunity of its type, although a network of different day care facilities has […]

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World Social Work Day 2014

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders are being asked to consider a day in the life of a social worker today, as social workers in Jersey and across the world mark World Social Work Day 2014. (Today, Tuesday 18 March). The day is organised by the International Federation of Social Workers, which is a global organisation raising awareness of social […]

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