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IHPN responds to latest NHS performance figures

Date of publication: 16th Jun 2022

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures out today showing a record 6.5 million people are waiting for NHS treatment, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said:

“Despite patients facing ever longer waits for treatment, a recent IHPN survey of our members has found that local NHS systems are asking the majority of independent providers to deliver the same or even less NHS activity in 2022/23 than pre-pandemic, with a quarter of independent providers not being involved in any conversations with their local NHS systems about how to tackle the backlog of care.  

 “Bringing down waiting times is the public’s number one priority for the NHS but without urgent action, there is a real risk 2022 becoming a ‘lost year’ in which NHS waiting lists keep growing while independent sector capacity goes unused”.