1 in 10 local people are on NHS waiting list


1 in 10 local people on NHS waiting lists

Just over 15,000 people in North East Lincolnshire are on NHS waiting lists after plans to tackle the NHS backlog caused by England’s battle with Covid-19 were pushed back.

Instead the government has launched a new online service that will allow people needing non-urgent surgery to get information about waiting times.

Routine surgery was halted on numerous occasions during certain periods of the pandemic.

As a result, around six million patients are currently on NHS waiting lists for non-urgent operations and procedures in England.

One in ten people are thought to have been affected in North East Lincolnshire.

According to figures issued at the end of November, this means 15,308 people in the area on NHS waiting lists.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, called the delays “frustrating”.

He said the plan had been agreed with NHS leaders who just “want to get on with the work”.

Sajid Javid told Sky News that plans to deal with the backlog would be released ‘shortly’.

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