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Department of Health wasted £15bn on unused Covid supplies, watchdog finds

National Audit Office finds ‘extraordinary waste’ along with failures of governance, oversight and financial controls

The Department of Health has wasted a total of £15bn on unused personal protective equipment, Covid tests and vaccines, prompting heavy criticism from the Whitehall spending watchdog.

The department spent £8.9bn during 2020/21 and another £6bn last year on such supplies, including masks and gowns for NHS staff that have proved unuseable and are now being burned.

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