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Healthcare privatisation not ruled out

All options being considered

The Treasury Minister insists all options are being considered as a review of health funding begins - and won't rule out the prospect of privatising services.

Alfred Cannan is leading the study, which was approved in Tynwald this week along with an additional £9.5 million of funding for the department.

The UK's Office for Budget Responsibility estimates financial pressure on health services will grow by a quarter over the next five years.

That means up to £60 million could be needed for the DHSC by 2022.

Mr Cannan has promised a 'conversation' with the public about the future of services over the next twelve months, as well as comparison with other healthcare models.

He says real action is needed

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