• Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments

    Government and GHA hit back at ‘misleading’ Unite comments0

    The Gibraltar Government and the GHA last night hit back at Unite the Union claims regarding the privatisation of the public sector, underscoring that it has no intention to privatise health services in Gibraltar. This comes after Unite expressed ‘serious concern’ at the intention of the Government to “bulldoze its privatisation programme in the public

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  • GHA to stop prescribing ‘non proven therapies’

    GHA to stop prescribing ‘non proven therapies’0

    As part of the Gibraltar Health Authority’s on-going programme of quality assurance, prescribing practices have been reviewed and compared to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. Several routinely prescribed medications have been identified, which are no longer approved by NICE, “as the evidence for their benefit does not exist”, the GHA said. “As

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  • Awareness campaign celebrates the gift of blood

    Awareness campaign celebrates the gift of blood0

    The GHA’s Blood Donation Department yesterday celebrated World Blood Donor Day at Casemates Square, with members of the public volunteering to register as potential donors. Queues of people could be seen patiently waiting to sign up. The successful event saw people have their blood tested to assess their potential to donate. There are currently 2,000

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  • GHA cuts back on plastic

    GHA cuts back on plastic0

    The Gibraltar Health Authority has announced the introduction of a policy for the gradual reduction of single use plastic items at St Bernard’s Hospital and across other GHA departments. Plastics will not be eliminated, but reduced. The initiative follows an exercise conducted by matrons at St Bernard’s Hospital over several months. During that time the

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  • Evening Clinics start at the PCC

    Evening Clinics start at the PCC0

    The GHA has recruited two new highly experienced part time GPs to provide the next key service in a series of extensive reforms to the Primary Care Centre (PCC) and to accessibility to GP appointments. The Ministry for Health, Care and Justice and the Gibraltar Health Authority, yesterday confirmed the evening GP clinics had begun

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  • Well Person Unit at PCC to include comprehensive sexual health service

    Well Person Unit at PCC to include comprehensive sexual health service0

    Local doctor, Dr Lynsey Dunckley, has returned to the Rock to head up the new Well Person Unit which will include a comprehensive Sexual Health Service at the Primary Care Centre. The Minister for Health, Neil Costa, made the announcement at a press conference yesterday in the presence of Dr Dunckley, GHA Medical Director Dr

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