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IHPN responds to latest NHS performance stats

Date of publication: 10th Jun 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance stats published today, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:

“With today’s figures showing the largest NHS waiting list on record at 5.1 million and almost 65,000 people now waiting more than 18 months for treatment, the time has come for the Government to urgently set out a clear plan on how patient access to NHS care will be restored.

“Despite the heroic efforts of healthcare staff to get services back on track, there were almost 170,000 fewer treatments or appointments delivered in April this year than in the same period in 2019 before the pandemic hit – a 13% fall –  highlighting the scale of the challenge facing the NHS.

“With the public consistently stating that bringing down waiting lists is their number one priority for the NHS, people need to be reassured that the Government is doing everything possible to tackle this significant challenge head on.”