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NHS waiting list estimates ‘confirm immense task ahead’ for nurses

New data has revealed as many as 14 million people could be on NHS waiting lists in England by the autumn of 2022 unless action is taken now to avoid this outcome. 

The Royal College of Nursing has confirmed these latest figures confirmed the “immense task that lies ahead” for the profession saying that more investment is needed to help tackle the waiting list crisis. 

In response to the analysis, Patricia Marquis, RCN England director, said: “These figures confirm the immense task that lies ahead for health and care services in recovering from the pandemic.”

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Source: Nursing Times, 9 August 2021


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