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Common misconceptions over health measures

Health Minister Kate Beecroft

Health Minister reassures public

The most vulnerable people in society will still be protected under proposals to axe a range of free prescriptions, eye tests and introduce dental charges.

So insists the Island’s Health Minister after a consultation was launched to allow locals to have their say on a package of cost-saving measures.

They include raising the standard fee of prescriptions and increases on pharmacy meds and NHS dental care.

However, Kate Beecroft says there are common misconceptions about who would be penalised under the plans.

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