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Home Care Agencies Reminded To Re-Register

Home Care Agencies Reminded To Re-Register

The Bermuda Health Council is reminding “all registered Home Care agencies that their registration status is set to expire on March 31st, 2023.” A spokesperson said, “All Home Care agencies are required to re-register their business with the Bermuda Health Council if they wish to be reimbursed for claims under Future Care or the Health... Read more of this article

Health Council On Re-Registration Period

Health Council On Re-Registration Period

The Bermuda Health Council noted that they are “responsible for coordinating the registration of select regulated health professionals, monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the registration processes and making recommendations for enhancements.” A spokesperson said, “Within that responsibility, and upon completion of the... Read more of this article

BHEC: “Expand Access To Critical Medicines”

BHEC: “Expand Access To Critical Medicines”

The Bermuda Health Council [Health Council] said they are “working with stakeholders to expand access to critical medicines” and “obtaining essential data from pharmacies and wholesalers on medication use and pricing will improve access to medications to all community members regardless of their economic situation.” Bermuda... Read more of this article

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Launched

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Launched

The Chief Medical Officer, in partnership with the Bermuda Health Council, recently hosted an event that brought together professionals from health and social care with representatives from the government, the non-profit sector and patient representatives to launch the process of developing Bermuda’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. Minister... Read more of this article

BHEC: Transition To Online Payment System

BHEC: Transition To Online Payment System

The Bermuda Health Council is informing the general public that the Health Council is transitioning to a new online health professional registration payment portal as of 1st October 2022. A spokesperson said, “The online payment portal allows regulated health professionals to submit payment for their registration application in minutes and no... Read more of this article

Health Council: Public Health Survey Reminder

Health Council: Public Health Survey Reminder

The Bermuda Health Council is reminding the public to sign up by September 5 to take part in the public health survey. A spokesperson said, “Thank you for your participation in aiding to enhance the Bermuda healthcare system. We are getting closer to reaching our goal, but are seeking 255 more participants to sign up by 5th September. “The mission... Read more of this article

BHEC: Surveys To Examine Health Conditions

BHEC: Surveys To Examine Health Conditions

The Bermuda Health Council in collaboration with the University of West Indies, will conduct two local studies “that will help policy makers and clinicians understand how residents feel about their health and the value they see in healthcare.” A spokesperson said, “The survey developed by the EuroQOL group, will help in uncovering what... Read more of this article

2022 Health Facility Registration Commences

2022 Health Facility Registration Commences

The Bermuda Health Council has commenced the 2022 Health Facility Registration process for all health-related businesses, and noted that for additional information, people can access the memorandum or contact them via 292-6420 or healthcouncil@bhec.bm. The memorandum said, “The Bermuda Health Council will be opening the 2022 Health Facility Registration... Read more of this article

Photos: HMC Patients Hold Protest In Hamilton

Photos: HMC Patients Hold Protest In Hamilton

[Updating] A protest is being held this morning [May 31] in Hamilton against what the group called “Bermuda Health Council’s discriminatory policy against HIP and FutureCare patients using Dr. Soares and HMC Burnaby Medical Center.” In an online post, the Imaging Access for HIP and FutureCare patients at HMC Burnaby Urgent Care said,... Read more of this article

BHEC Update To Fit-To-Fly Test Protocol

BHEC Update To Fit-To-Fly Test Protocol

The Bermuda Health Council released an advisory on the updated protocols for supervised antigen testing and Fit-to-Fly certificates. A spokesperson said, “In accordance with existing guidelines, the Health Council informs the public and health service providers of updated protocols for supervised antigen testing and Fit-to-Fly certificates. “Earlier... Read more of this article

BHEC Launches Kidney Disease Campaign

BHEC Launches Kidney Disease Campaign

The Bermuda Health Council, local health professionals, and medical doctors have partnered “to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease [CKD] for National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day on March 10.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Health Council, local health professionals, and medical doctors have partnered to increase awareness... Read more of this article

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

Health Council On Covid ‘Fit To Fly’ Certificate

“Effective January 17, 2022, registered health service providers have been granted the ability to provide Covid-19 rapid antigen testing, and issue the corresponding fit-to-fly certificates for individuals traveling to the United States,” a memo from BHEC said. A spokesperson said, “As of noon today, the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] issued... Read more of this article

Genrui Antigen Test Removed From Approved List

Genrui Antigen Test Removed From Approved List

The Bermuda Health Council advised that they have “removed the Genrui Antigen Test Kit from the approved list of Covid-19 antigen test kits until further notice.” A spokesperson said, “The Health Products Regulatory Authority [HPRA] has encouraged the public to remove the product due to hundreds of users complaints about false positive... Read more of this article