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Changes to health service reviews

Attempt to ease pressure on staff and management

Ongoing external reviews of the Island's health service are set to be more spread out in future.

The move, according to the Department of Health and Social Care, is to ease the pressure on staff and management.

They have to carry out a large amount of preparatory work before each one, which has had an impact on their ability to carry out their regular work, and to address the recommendations of previous reviews.

The West Midlands Quality Review Service's inspections will also be carried out over more days from now on, and the timetable for them has been extended to March 2017.

Health and Social Care Minister Howard Quayle says the recent pause in them has given the department time to put things in place:

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