Roger Allsopp moved to Guernsey in 1975 to take up a post as consultant surgeon. He worked in this capacity for 31years, for the last 10 years of which he was also was working as honorary consultant to the Southampton University Hospital Trust.
He was awarded the OBE for services to medicine in Guernsey and the UK in 2004. In 2006 he retired from clinical practice and as chairman for the Charity Hope for Guernsey, became intimately involved in fund raising for medical research carried out under the auspices of Wessex Medical Research. The specific area of interest being into proteomic markers for the early detection of cancer.
The Islanders of Guernsey through volunteering have over the years played a vitally important role in this ongoing work. In 2009 Roger was appointed the first President of the Child Youth Community Tribunal which came about as a result of the 2008 Children’s Law. He served in this post until in 2014 when he was elected to serve as a non States Member to the Health and Social Services Committee, now renamed Health and Social Care (HSC) a position he still holds.