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Jersey’s First Director of Public Health Report Released

02 February 2023

​Jersey’s Director of Public Health, Professor Peter Bradley has today issued his first annual report. 

The purpose of the director’s annual report is to highlight areas of concern for the population’s health and to advocate for change to support the health and wellbeing of the population. 

This annual report is a qualitative report, where themes were identified from participants’ responses to three questions asked as part of Jersey’s Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation. 

Jersey’s Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation asked Islanders:

1. What are the things that help you stay healthy and well? 

2. What things have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing?

3. How can the Government help you improve your health and wellbeing?

Professor Bradley said: “I’m delighted to release our first annual report, which shares the results of Jersey’s Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation, a consultation held in Autumn 2022, to understand how Islanders perceived their health and general wellbeing. 

“The views shared by Islanders and detailed within the report are being used to support the development of our new Public Health Strategy which is due to be debated by the States Assembly early in 2023.

“The importance of hearing from Islanders is engrained within the role of the Director of Public Health; it allows us to understand from the people themselves which issues they feel most affect their lives. Having the evidence of what people need to support their health and wellbeing allows us to effectively engage with communities to address these issues. This is why the results of this event are so important and why we have decided to focus on them within this, our first, annual report.”

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Karen Wilson said: “I welcome the publication of Jersey’s first Director of Public Health Annual Report, which provides valuable insight into how Islanders view their health. The importance of hearing from Islanders themselves, especially from those who aren’t normally well represented, is reflected in what Islanders said during Jersey’s Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation.

“I would like to thank all of those who took the time to speak to us. The information provided by respondents gives the team the evidence to improve the health for our Islanders now and in the future.”

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