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Slimming Clubs ( 10.2.17. )
A guide to coming off alcohol - copied from a leaflet from Alcohol and Drug Service ( 10.1.1.L3 )
Access for the disabled in Jersey ( 10.2.0.L1 )
ACET help for parents dealing with sex and drugs issues ( 10.1.2.L2 )
Acupuncture / Chinese Tradional Medicine ( 10.3.2. )
Aids and appliances for people with a physical impairment ( 10.2.1. )
AIDS and HIV ( 10.2.63. )
Aids for disabled - REMAP, FNHC Jersey Society for the Disabled etc ( 10.2.1.L3 )
Alcohol dependency ( 10.1.1.L1 )
Alternative and complementary medicine ( 10.3.0.L1 )
Ankylosing Spondylitis Society ( 10.2.33. )
Arthritis ( 10.2.19. )
Autism Jersey [10.2.90]
Blood donation ( 10.6.0.L1 )
Bone marrow donations ( 10.2.34.L1 )
Bone scanning ( 10.6.9.L2 )
Breast Clinic ( 10.2.34.L2 )
Cancer Screening for Women ( 10.6.9.L1 )
Cancer, assistance local organisations ( 10.2.34. )
Causeway Association - Hostel for mothers and babies ( 10.4.12. )
Channel Islands Dental Plan ( 10.7.4.L6 )
Chemists / Pharmacists ( 10.6.5. )
Children in hospital ( 10.6.7.L2 )
Children's Health and Child Immunisations ( 10.8.2.L1 )
Chiropody - Health service provision ( 10.8.7. )
Chiropody - private ( 10.7.10. )
Chiropractice ( 10.7.12. )
CJD - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ( 10.2.86. )
Colostomy and Ileostomy ( 10.2.42. )
Community Network Team (learning difficulties) ( 10.0.0.L7 )
Community Occupational Therapy Services ( 10.6.7.L12 )
Community psychiatric nursing services ( 10.5.5.L3 )
Contact a Family - Rare conditions and diseases ( 10.2.84. )
Continence/Continence Clinic( 10.2.45. )
Contraception ( 10.4.2. )
Craniosacral Therapy (10.3.0.L9)
Day Surgery Unit - General Hospital ( 10.6.7.L9 )
Deafness and hard of hearing ( 10.2.8. )
Dental Department ( 10.6.4. )
Dental Hygienists ( 10.7.4.L10 )
Department of Health and Social Services - Addresses ( 10.0.0.L9 )
Depressives Groups - not local ( 10.5.4.L2 )
Diabetes ( 10.2.23. )
DIPS - disabled swimming ( 10.2.6.L1 )
Doctors (in practice order) ( 10.7.3.L3 )
Down's syndrome ( 10.2.29. )
Drug and solvent abuse-where to get help and information ( 10.1.2. )
Dyslexia Jersey ( 10.2.11. )
Dystonia support group ( 10.2.75. )
Eating disorders ( 10.2.68. )
Eczema ( 10.2.51. )
Employment for people with special needs - Workwise ( 10.2.0.L4 )
Environmental Health Department - all matters ( 10.8.1.L5 )
Epilepsy ( 10.2.22. )
Family Nursing & Home Care Services / Health Visitors / District Nurses ( 10.8.1.L2 )
Funding dental treatment in Jersey ( 10.7.4.L2 )
Gambling Addiction- support groups ( 10.1.4. )
General Practitioners Services (10.6.7.L1)
Gervaise Le Gros Resource Centre ( 10.8.2.L4 )
Haemophilia ( 10.2.35. )
Headway - Brain Injuries Association (Jersey) ( 10.2.82. )
Health visitors / clinics ( 10.8.2.L3 )
Heart ( 10.2.40. )
Homeopathy ( 10.3.3. )
Hospital Car Service ( 10.6.8.L4 )
Hospital League of Friends ( 10.6.8.L2 )
Huntington's Disease ( 10.2.83. )
Hypnotherapy ( 10.3.4. )
Infertility problems 10.4.20
Interpreters in hospital ( 10.6.7.L7 )
ISSUE and Friends of ISSUE (Fertility support) ( 10.4.70.L3 )
Jersey Alzheimer's Association( 10.2.57. )
Jersey Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus( 10.2.31. )
Jersey Asthma Society ( 10.2.18. )
Jersey Dental Fitness Scheme for 11 to 21 year olds ( 10.7.4.L5 )
Jersey Hyperbaric Treatment Centre (Recompression Chamber) ( 10.2.1.L6 )
Jersey Society for the Disabled ( 10.2.6.L2 )
Kidney patients ( 10.2.41. )
Leisure services for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.6.L8 )
Lymphoedema ( 10.2.48. )
Maternity care ( 10.4.40. )
Meals on Wheels and Private meal delivery service ( 10.8.6. )
Medic Alert ( 10.6.8.L1 )
Medical bills - Oddfellows Society ( 10.7.2.L1 )
Medical negligence - Medical accidents ( 10.7.0. )
Medical Officer of Health ( 10.8. )
Mencap ( 10.2.80.L1 )
Meningitis ( 10.2.85. )
Mental Health - IAJ Independent Advocacy Jersey ( 10.5.4.L3 )
Migraine ( 10.2.16. )
Miscarriage / Stillbirth / Premature baby support group ( 10.4.35. )
Motor Neurone Disease ( 10.2.81. )
Multiple Sclerosis Society ( 10.2.38. )
Muscular Dystrophy ( 10.2.47. )
Myalgic Encephalomylitis (ME) ( 10.2.78. )
Narcotics Anonymous ( 10.1.2.L3 )
National Childbirth Trust ( 10.4.70.L2 )
Needle exchange scheme - Sharpsafe ( 10.1.2.L6 )
Neurosciences ( 10.6.7.L14 )
Nursing and Residential Homes - Nursing and Care Agencies ( 10.7.7.L3 )
Oakwell - home for phsysically handicapped children ( 10.2.5.L2 )
Occupational therapy for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.80.L2 )
Opticians - Complaints. Assistance towards cost of spectacles. ( 10.7.6. )
Osteopaths ( 10.7.8. )
Oxygen Supplies ( 10.2.1.L5 )
Oxygen Therapy Centre ( 10.2.38.L1 )
Pain Control Clinic ( 10.6.7.L16 )
Parkinson's Disease ( 10.2.37. )
Patient transport to UK and Guernsey hospitals ( 10.6.7.L3 )
People with disabilities ( 10.2.0.L3 )
Phobias and tranquillizer withdrawal ( 10.2.13. )
Physiotherapists ( 10.7.11. )
Post Natal Depression Support ( 10.4.50. )
Post-trauma Stress Disorder ( 10.5.5.L2 )
Prescription Charges ( 10.6.2. )
Private counselling services ( 10.5.5.L4 )
Prostate problems ( 10.2.74. )
Provision of special dietary / medical products ( 10.2.1.L9 )
Psoriasis Association ( 10.2.51.L1 )
Psychology / Psychotherapy service ( 10.5.5.L1 )
Public Health Service - services on offer ( 10.0.0.L4 )
Raynaud's Disease ( 10.2.77. )
Reflexology ( 10.3.0.L6 )
Reiki - energy healers ( 10.3.0.L8 )
Residential opportunities for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.5.L1 )
Residents and Non-Residents Eligibility for Access to Health and Social Care and Treatment ( 10.6.7.L4 )
Saneline ( 10.5.4.L1 )
Scoliosis ( 10.2.50. )
SCOPE ( 10.2.30. )
Sexual Health Services ( 10.6.7.L1a )
Sight impaired organisations ( 10.2.7. )
Single Point of Referral for (Spor) for Adult Services ( 10.6.10. )
Smoking ( 10.1.3. )
Speech and language therapy ( 10.2.10. )
St. Johns Ambulance - first aid courses ( 10.8.4. )
Strokes ( 10.2.73. )
Triumph Over Phobia (10.4.4)
Wheelchair - Loan, purchase and rental ( 10.2.1.L4 )
Wheelchair accessible holidays ( 10.2.0.L6 )
Women's Health( 10.8.2.L2 )
Words and Numbers Matters (10.8.3)
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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.0.0.L4
Public Health Service - services on offer

Extent: Jersey
Updated 03 July 2014
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1.  The Public Health Service,  provided by the Health and Social Services Department is located at Le Bas Centre, St Saviour's Road. Telephone number is 443717.

Introduction to the Service

2. The primary aim of the service is to keep the general population healthy; so, unlike the hospital service, they mainly deal with people who are not sick, helping them to get fit and stay fit.

Health Education and Promotion

3. At school, children receive health education from their teachers, school nurses and from Public Health Service's health promotion officers. Advice and support is provided for the Education Service, and lectures and seminars for teachers are held at the Teachers' Centre. A large stock of films and slides is held for loan to schools, and free booklets on health and lifestyle are distributed to schools, clinics and hospitals. Health promotion officers also visit youth clubs to talk with young people about health and lifestyle issues.

Speech and language Therapy

4. The Speech and Language Therapy service is part of the Public Health Service. Therapists work with children and adults with speech and language difficulties in nurseries, schools, hospitals and day care centres throughout the Island, as well as at Le Bas Centre. Individual and group therapy sessions are held. Referral to the service is open, although the majority of referrals are from clinic and family doctors, health visitors and hospital consultants. See 10.2.10 Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Adult Health

5. See

www.gov.je/Health/Pages/default.aspx

The Inspection of Nursing and Residential Homes

8. The Health and Social Services Department is the licensing authority for Nursing and Residential homes and a highly qualified nurse is employed by the Public Health Service to inspect homes and to advise owners and staff on the care of their residents. See also 10.7.7.L3 Nursing Homes and Residential Homes / Nursing Agencies.

Environmental Health

9. The people of Jersey and future generations of Islanders are entitled to a safe and healthy environment in which to live, work and play. The Environmental Health Service has a major role in education, supply of advice, investigation of problems and the enforcement of current legislation on public health and environmental matters.

10. The maintenance of the highest health and hygiene standards in food, water and bathing beaches is vitally important. Environmental health officers monitor these matters, deal with complaints and advise on abatement whenever necessary.

11. Kitchens and sanitary arrangements in hotels, restaurants and other public places are inspected regularly and detailed hygiene requirements made.

12. Advice is given to the Planning and Environment Department on applications involving catering for the public, and on new developments thought to have particular impact on the environment. Their officers investigate drainage problems, nuisances and environmental pollutants, including noise and radioactivity.

See also 10.8.1.L5 Environmental Health

Social Housing

13. At the request of the family doctor, a clinical medical officer investigates applications for priority re-housing on medical grounds and advises the Social Housing provider. Environmental health officers may be asked to inspect and advise on sub-standard housing.

Infectious Disease

14. Under the Public Health Law, the Medical Officer of Health should be informed when certain infectious diseases are diagnosed. Some diseases, such as food poisoning or tuberculosis, require further investigation and the tracing of contacts by medical officers or environmental health officers, who liaise with the consultant microbiologist at the Hospital Pathology Laboratory.

Other Services at Le Bas

15. Although not directly administered by the Public Health Service, they work closely with the Family Nursing and Home Care Service (see 10.8.1.L2 FNHC) which is administered from Le Bas Centre. The Psychological Assessment and Therapy Service is at Overdale. See 10.5.5.L1

Further responsibilities of the Medical Officer of Health

16. The Medical Officer of Health is responsible to the Health and Social Services Department for the management of the Crematorium (see 8.45.12.L6), and has a major responsibility to the States in the administration of many Island laws with medical or environmental content.

Contact
Telephone: - 443717