At its States Meeting to be held this week, the States are to consider a proposal to create an over-arching Independent Health and Social Care Commission to regulate all aspects of health and social care provision in Guernsey, at an estimated cost of £368,000 a year.
A survey of its members carried out by the 2020 Association has found that the overwhelming majority (92%) are against such a proposal, regarding it as a waste of money and over-regulation for an island of our size.
Members’ comments include the following:
“Over regulation is a drag on the economy and with its box ticking, cover all, mentality often ineffective”;
“It is a waste of money and unnecessary bureaucracy”;
“Guernsey cannot afford more and more regulation and regulators”.
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