Inter Island Public Health Forum

May 2007 – Guernsey

Eleventh Inter Island Public Health Forum
Les Cotils Centre, St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey
Wednesday 16th May 2007 to Saturday 19 May 2007

“Holistic Public Health”


Wednesday 16th May 2007

Vin d’honeur’ and light eats at Candie Museum, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port
Welcome (Deputy Bailiff Richard Collas)
Informal shared bar meal – Library Bar, Moores Hotel

Thursday 17th May 2007

Welcome (Deputy Peter Roffey, Minister for HSSD)

Morning session

Session I : Measuring Health (Chair: Dr. David Jeffs, Guernsey)

`Guernsey – a picture of health? An overview of health structures, process and outcomes in Guernsey’ (Dr David Jeffs, Guernsey)
`Small area datasets – is an islands Public Health Observatory achievable?’ (Mrs Helen Cooke, Senior Analyst, SWPHO)
Child health indicators – suitable for small islands’? (Ms Diane Gal, Portsmouth University & Dr Tara Dean Isle of Wight)
Delivering performance/improving outcomes’ Dr Jim O’Brien, NHS South West
Panel discussions – `Reviving the islands Public Health Observatory initiative?’ (Moderator: Dr Rosemary Geller, DPH, Jersey)

Afternoon session : Sustaining health protection (Chair: Mike George Western Isles)
Section II: Training and Competencies (Chair: Mr John Cook)

`Integrated public health’ Mr Ian Gray, CIEH
`The Voluntary Register- what’s in it for you? Ms Pat Christmas, Oxford Public Health Consortium and Andrew Heaven, Health Promotion, Jersey
Section III: ‘Visit your hosts at home’ Discussion groups (hosted by Guernsey departments)

New Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation Department/States Analyst Laboratory
Princess Elizabeth Hospital Clinical Governance and Infection Control
Health Promotion at home – including Guernsey Quitline, Health Promotion Unit
‘History walk’ in Herm and Dinner in Mermaid Tavern, Herm.

Friday 18th May 2007

Morning session

Session IV: Tobacco Control (Chair: Miss Yvonne Le Page)
‘Tobacco control – 20 years of campaigning’ Mr Ian Gray, CIEH
‘The political experience’ (Dr Rosemary Geller, Jersey)
‘Maintaining public support’ (Mrs Gerry Le Roy, Guernsey)
‘Issues of enforcement’ (Mr John Cook and Mr Steve Smith, Guernsey and Jersey)
Session V: Free Papers
The impact of tourism’ Chair: Mrs Elaine Burgess
Melanoma in SW and Channel Islands Dr Roy Maxwell, SWPHO & Dr Sean McPhail, Head of SWPHO
‘Deprivation and social exclusion in Shetland…. Ms Margaret Dunne, Shetland
‘Hepatitis C in Guernsey – the importance of local epidemiology’ Dr Nicola Brink, Sexual Health Clinic, Guernsey
Everyone knows to bend their knees and children do it naturally. So where does it all go wrong? – Miss Judy Moore, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
‘Cluster of Fentanyl deaths in Jersey’ Dr Susan Turnbull Deputy DPH. Jersey

Afternoon session

Site visits and Activities
Environmental Health stream : Trip to Sark
Health Promotion stream : Visit to Amherst Primary School -(awarded National Healthy School status)
Walk your way to health’ : `Healthy Lifestyle Centre, Beau Sejour
Clinical quality/infection control : David Jeffs/Elaine Burgess
Conference Dinner at Oatlands Craft Centre (Guest Speaker, Deputy Peter Roffey `Politics and the media – the view from both sides’)

Saturday 19th May 2007

Morning Session

Session VII: Infectious Diseases Seminar (Chair: Dr Vijay Kumar)
‘Learning from the past – island epidemics’ Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith RIPH
‘Learning from each other:
International Health Regulations -where we all are?
No respecter of boundaries -pandemic influenza preparedness
Each island to make a 5-10 minutes presentation on each of these topics followed by general discussion

Closing remarks and thanks Dr David Jeffs


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