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Plans for 'better value for money' healthcare in Jersey and Guernsey

High-quality healthcare could be delivered across both Guernsey and Jersey in an attempt to make medical services "better value for money" for islanders.

Senior politicians from both islands will meet in St Peter Port today (Monday 10th December) to talk about plans to develop new health policies.

Plans are expected to be formalised by members of the Channel Island Political Oversight Board, which includes Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré and Guernsey's Chief Minister, Deputy Gavin St Pier.

Jersey's Health Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf, and President of Guernsey's Committee for Health & Social Care, Deputy Heidi Soulsby, will also meet.

There are many common challenges facing Jersey and Guernsey's health and care services so working in partnership will help us tackle these issues more efficiently.

– Deputy Richard Renouf, Jersey's Health Minister

We see great merit in working closely together which very much aligns to our new model of care, the Partnership of Purpose. We have been very clear on the value we attach to working in collaboration, as we're doing here with Jersey, and also with our community.

– Deputy Heidi Soulsby, Guernsey's Committee for Health & Social Care

It is understood a "Memorandum of Understanding" will be signed to formalise the islands' agreement to work together.