COVID press briefing 8th September 2020 – English regions

This briefing was called to advise that regions of England has gone on the Group B watchlist and it was likely that they would move into Group A on 14th September. Here are the slides from the presentation I gave with Dr Brink. http://www.heidisoulsby.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Briefing20-20820September20v5.pdf

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COVID press briefing 28th August 2020 -Phase 5c

This briefing was called to advise the community about what Phase 5c would like. In effect, it meant that we would retain Group A, B and C countries. Group A countries are those with a prevalence rate of over 30 in 100,000. Group B I where prevalence less than that…

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Energy strategy

I made the following speech during the debate on the Energy strategy at the June States Meeting. The States was meeting remotely at this time. Sir,  I thought I would begin by picking up on comments made by Deputy Lester Queripel just now and Deputy De Lisle in the previous…

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Corporate Parenting

The States of Guernsey acts as a parent for those in its care. It is known as a Corporate Parent. The roles and responsibilities of the States are set out in the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008. In January 2020 an event was held to refresh the Corporate Parenting…

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Review of NICE drugs, treatments and devices

In January 2020 the Committee for Health & Social Care presented its policy letter to the States. We proposed that all NICE drugs, treatments and devices with technology appraisals be phased in over 4 years, with an interim review. Here is the speech I made to open the debate. Sir, …

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Fiscal Framework

The fiscal framework has been due to be debated by the States with the 2020 Budget. However, it becomes obvious that what had due to be presented did not reflect the financial situation that was being faced with Committee bids far exceeding the funding available to an extent not seen…

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President’s Statement November 2019

Sir, since my last statement to the Assembly in July we have seen continued progress in pursuing the objectives of the Partnership of Purpose – an essential and collaborative approach that will allow islanders fair access to solutions that meet their health and care needs by placing the user at…

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Budget 2020

The 2020 budget debate wa very different from 2019 which has been dominated by the public sector reform changes made by the Chief Executive. This year the focus was around the unsustainability of the current finances. My speech was centered around what had been achieved by Health & Social Care…

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Air links

I made this speech when the States debated an amendment by Deputies Mc Swiggan and Dorey to halt air route subsidies proposed in the budget. Sir, I think the recent review by Nyras is all the proof that is needed that an air link strategy, governance framework, whatever you call…

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Fair and equal Pay

The issue of equal pay for work of equal pay has been longstanding and not addressed by successive governments to the extent that dealing with it now will come at considerable cost. Deputy Le Clerc and myself sought to lay an amendment to the 2020 budget changing the wording used…

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