Our 2022 Annual Report is out!

We have released our 2022 Annual Report, showcasing our work in 2022 to empower, enable and encourage healthy living locally. The report includes highlights across our workstreams: 

- Be Active 

- Eat Well

- Healthier Weight 

- Substance Use 

- Bailiwick Social Prescribing 

Highlights in 2022 include: 

- The appointment of Mike Bane as the Commission’s new Chairman, succeeding Stuart Falla CBE after four years leading the Board. 

- Rachel Copeland BEM joining the Board as Director, bringing expertise in health inequalities. 

- Service Level Agreement terms agreed with the States of Guernsey providing greater organisational security. 

- Support for healthy eating in all early years settings, many schools and community venues 

- More families supported with 1:1 and group nutrition and physical activity sessions which are having a positive impact 

- Active travel embedded in schools, community venues and events 

- Positive impact of Count 14 low-risk drinking campaign on community knowledge 

- Funding secured to complete the Bailiwick Social Prescribing pilot scheme and 95% of GPs from partnering practices referring to the scheme. 

- Closer working with Jersey across all workstreams

“The Board is proud of the wide range of initiatives that the team continued to develop and deliver in 2022 alongside our many partners. We have agreed a new Service Level Agreement with the States of Guernsey which endorses the focus on prevention to achieve better health. The agreement provides the foundation to recruit and retain a strong team to deliver long term initiatives to make the Bailiwick a healthier place to live.”

Mike Bane, Chair

“On Behalf of the Patrons of the Commission, I am pleased to see Mike step into this crucial role. We are very grateful for all Stuart has done. Under his guidance, the Commission has gone from strength to strength. We’re looking forward to working with Mike as we continue to support the mission to empower, enable and encourage healthy living in the Bailiwick.”

Sir John Collins, Chairman of the Patrons, on the appointment of Mike Bane

Dr Simon Sebire, the Commission’s Chief Executive said the 2022 Annual Report is a credit to the hard work of its team and partnership work with groups across the community.

“I’m very grateful to the Health Improvement Commission team who invest their passion and energy into a shared goal of empowering, enabling and encouraging healthy lives in the Bailiwick. Recent data from Public Health shows the importance of working on the causes of avoidable poor health and of taking a ‘whole Bailiwick’ approach and our work would not be possible without the partnership and support from the States of Guernsey, charities, schools, businesses and volunteers who recognise the important role they play in creating a healthier community and work with us towards that goal”.

Dr Simon Sebire