Inter Island Public Health Forum

October 2001 – Guernsey

Sixth Inter Island Public Health Forum
Les Cotils Centre, St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey
Thursday 18th May 2001 to Saturday 20 May 2001

“Sustainable Islands”


Wednesday 17th October 2001

Informal get-together

Thursday 18th October 2001

Morning Session

Sustaining health improvement (Chair: Steve Harvey, Jersey)

Welcome (Deputy Peter Roffey, President, BOH Guernsey)
Exercise referral in an island and rural community (Robert Loudon Brown, Isle of Man)
Over 50s activity in Jersey – choice enough? (Mary Dupoy, Jersey)
Implementing the healthy school standard in Guernsey – what, why and how? (Yvonne Le Page, Guernsey)
Health at work (Robert Loudon Brown & David Tierney, Isle of Man)
Anti-smoking measures in Guernsey (Gerry Grange, Guernsey)
To screen or not to screen (Sue Plant, Isle of Man)

Afternoon Session

Sustaining health protection (Chair: Mike George Western Isles)
The joys of waste management (Ian Maclean, Isle of Man)
Air quality strategy (Martin Walton, Jersey)
Air quality in town (Alan Irving, Jersey)
Cryptosporidium (Wendy Cull, Jersey)
Digital mapping and geographical information system – use on the island (John Cook, Guernsey)

Vin d Honneur at the Royal Court Chamber (Guernsey’s Parliament building) including a short presentation on the constitutional history of Guernsey.

Friday 19th October 2001

Morning Session

Sustainable Communities (Chair & Rapporteur: David Jeffs, Guernsey)
Towards sustainability – a Strategy for Jersey (Mike Romeril, Jersey)
Ecological footprint analysis (Paul Bingham, Isle of Wight)
Sustainability (Mike George, Western Isles)
Small group discussion and feedback (all)
Meet the Media (Directors of Public Health)

Afternoon Session

Site visits and Activities
Fitness and weight project for children
“Walk your way to health”
Hygiene Award Scheme : Channel Islands cream liquor factory
Forum Dinner at Bertie s Landing , a water-front restaurant overlooking St. Peter Port s fishing-boat harbour, said to occupy the site where HRH Prince Albert landed from the Royal Yacht, Victoria & Albert during the Royal Visit to the Channel Islands in 1846. Entertainment by local band, Simply Sax.

Saturday 20th October 2001

Morning Session

Public issues for remote communities (Chair: Ian MacLean, Isle of Man)

The next forum…when and what form? (Mike George, Western Isles)
Gibraltar’s Barbary Macaques – a public health problem? (Vijay Kumar, Gibraltar)
Impact of tourism (Paul Bingham, Isle of Wight)
Housing standards (Steve Smith, Jersey)
The public health role in emergency preparedness (Christopher Gundry Hampshire & Isle of Wight)
An atypical HIV outbreak (Lesley Dorward, Isle of Man)
“The Remote and Rural Areas Resource Initiative” – a Health Board perspective (Ken Oates, Highlands)
Cap Le Hague – is it a cancer risk? (Derek Pheby, University of West of England)
Thank you and farewell (David Jeffs Guernsey)

Optional leisure : day-trip by ferry across to Herm or Sark; walk along Guernsey’s south-coast cliffs; exploring the island s ruettes tranquilles by hired bike; or perhaps some simple retail therapy in the old town of St. Peter Port.