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PFAS blood testing minutes and media release (FOI)

PFAS blood testing minutes and media release (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 November 2022.
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A meeting has been held between Public Health and island GPs, relating to how to convey the results of the islandwide PFAS compound blood testing. Please can we see the full minutes of this meeting? 
Public Health are planning a Media Statement as a result of the blood test results, to be released sometime around 17th October. Who has authored this statement?


This meeting was a briefing for GPs on how to interpret results; it was not minuted. The briefing covered the following key information: 
  • It explained about the NHANES (USA National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) study being the reference population against which individual results should be compared against in the results letters. The information provided to GPs is also explained in the results letters and the leaflet which all Islanders who have received results should have. 
  • iIt outlined key messages that should be provided to individuals – all of which are also in the results letters. For example, Listening Lounge can provide psychological support, questions should be directed to Environmental Health for water / water testing, and that other questions should go to Public Health. 
  • It informed GPs of next steps – that results would be sent to them by email, that individuals should receive a copy of their results letter and the leaflet at the appointment, and that Islanders should not be charged and how to claim their fee from the Government. 
The media statement was written by the Public Health department and was approved by the Minister for Health and Social Services and the Chief Minister.
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