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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Director of Public Health role (FOI)

Director of Public Health role (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 26 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


A new Director of Public Health, Professor Peter, Bradley was appointed for Jersey in April 202.  It ws advised that he would fill the statutory Medical Officer of Health (MOH) role.


Pleae confirm who is the current MOH? 


Is the MOH able, under the law, to speak independently to media about public health concerns as prior to the change in the Government of Jersey structure? 


What sections of which laws protect this if it still remains? 



Professor Peter Bradley is the current Medical Officer of Health (‘MOH’).


The Medical Officer of Health role is established under Article 10 of the Loi (1934) sur la Santé Publique.  Since the role was established in this 1934 Law, no changes to the Government of Jersey’s structure have impacted on the MOH’s ability to speak independently to media about public health concerns or not.


There is no requirement to further publish this information as Jersey Law is available online on the Jersey Legal Information Board’s website, therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information Law has been applied. Please see the link below:

Jersey Law - Home. ( ​

Article applied 

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​​

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