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DHSC's savings and improvements target

Minister's challenge to square circle

The health and social care minister says she has identified areas for improvement in the Island's health service.

Kate Beecroft's comments come as Tynwald's Public Accounts Committee prepares to start an investigation into the department's £11.1 million overspend in the current financial year.

The DHSC has had its budget for the forthcoming 12 months topped up by that amount, but also has to find around £10 million of savings.

Mrs Beecroft says some of that would be used to improve other services, or introduce new ones:

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