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IHPN responds to latest NHS performance stats

Date of publication: 11th Nov 2021

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

“Today’s alarming performance figures show yet another record NHS waiting list, with over 5.8 million people currently waiting for treatment – an increase of over 100,000 on the previous month.

“With the NHS having a target that by the end of March 2022 waiting lists do not rise above 5.8 million, it’s vital that its forthcoming elective recovery strategy contains a clear plan of action to get a grip on the backlog – increasing levels of activity to meet the end of March target and ensuring NHS patients can access the care they need.

“Recovering NHS performance is the public’s number one priority for the health service and patients will want to be assured that all available resources are utilised to get them treated – including NHS systems making full use of local independent sector capacity.”