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TEN MILLION patients on NHS waiting lists: One in six could find themselves waiting for treatment

NHS waiting lists could hit a record ten million by April – with one in six people in England needing treatment, a report warns.Researchers claim that the pandemic turned the NHS into the ‘National Covid Service’, with six million fewer referrals in 2020 than 2019.Now health workers are braced for a surge from pent-up demand when lockdown curbs are eased in the coming weeks.It could see the waiting list rise from 4.52million as of the end of December to ten million by April, modelling by the Reform think tank and...
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