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UK-wide staff shortage affecting DHSC recruitment

132 medical vacancies available at end of October

A UK-wide shortage of podiatrists has impacted the Island's ability to recruit staff.

That's according to Health Minister David Ashford, who was asked about the issue by a caller on Manx Radio's Mannin Line programme.

The latest unemployment figures from the Isle of Man Government show the medical sector has the second-highest number of vacant posts on the Island, with 132 roles available at the end of October.

Mr Ashford insists it's not just a problem for the Island:

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