Inter Island Public Health Forum

October 2005 – Orkney Islands

Tenth Inter Island Public Health Forum
Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Wednesday 5th October 2005 to Friday 7th October 2005

“The Multi Disciplinary Approach to Public Health”


Wednesday 5th October 2005

Morning Session

Opening Address & Welcome (Councillor Stephen Hagan, Convener of Orkney Islands Council)
An Orkney Overview (Tony Marsh, Head of Environmental Health & Trading Standards, Orkney Islands Council)
“Island Public Health – Learning from Each Other” (Dr D Jeffs, Guernsey)
“A strategic framework to Environmental Health” (Professor George Morris, SEND Chief Medical Officer’s Department)
“Making Predictions is Difficult – Particularly about the Future!” (Professor Hugh Pennington, Aberdeen University, Scottish Food Advisory Committee)

Afternoon Session

“Challenges in Delivering Services in Island Communities” (Valerie Cameron, REHIS)
“The Specialist in Public Health -Some reflective observations over the last S years” (Robert Loudon Brown, Isle of Man)
“The North of Scotland Public Health Network” (Pip Farman, North of Scotland Public Health Network)
“To Announce the Formation of The Coalition for Public Health Action” (Ian Gray, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)
“Pandemic Flu” (Dr Ken Black, NHS Orkney)
“Preparation for Pandemic Flu in the Isle of Man” (Dr Parameswaran Kishore, Isle of Man)
Conference Dinner Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall

Thursday 6th October 2005

“A Lemon’s Just a Confused Melon” (Lynne Henderson, NHS Orkney)
“Substance Misuse: A partnership Approach in the Northern Isles” (Gaynor Jones, Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking Action Team Co-ordinator, Orkney)
“Free Swimming Project” (Lynne Henderson, NHS Orkney)
“The effect of continuing NHS changes on isle of Wight Public Health” (Paul Bingham, Isle of Wight)
Public Health – An Orkney Perspective – Housing (John Richards, Orkney Islands Council)
Public Health – An Orkney Perspective – Recycling (Gael Isla-Orr, Orkney Islands Council)

Optional Trips to:-
Highland Park Distillery
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae
IIPHF Annual General Meeting, Reading Room, Kirkwall Hotel, Kirkwall

Dinner with traditional music Kirkwall Hotel, Kirkwall

Friday 7th October 2005

“The GOOD Health Award Scheme” (Jason Kurt Easter, Gibraltar)
“A Safe, Healthy Workplace 2005 – a resource guide to free services for Orkney’s employers & employees” (Ivan Taylor, Orkney Islands Council)
“The Storm of a Generation” (Louise Scott, Western Isles)
“Control of Pollution in an Island Community” (John Cook/Tony Rowe, Environmental Health Division, Guernsey)
“Scotland – the sick man of health?” Professor Peter Donnelly Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Executive Health Department
Closing Address (Jim Wallace QC MSP MSP for Orkney)


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