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Patients waiting more than two years for elective care increased by nearly half in one month

New data has revealed patients waiting for more than two years for elective surgery has grown by nearly half in one month, HSJ reports.

Calls from The Independent Healthcare Providers Network has asked the government to set out a plan on how patients can access care, detailing how 20,000 fewer appointments went ahead in May 2021. However, NHSE have said despite there being fewer appointments, productivity has increased since restrictions were eased. 

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Source: HSJ, 09 July 2021


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