Apr 3, 2024

One in five waiting for hospital care - survey

One in five people in England are waiting for hospital care, a survey by the Office for National Statistics suggests - a much higher proportion than official NHS figures indicate. The ONS survey suggests there are 9.7 million people waiting for treatment, an appointment or a test. The NHS figures don't include patients who have started treatment and are waiting for follow-up care. Of those who were waiting, 14% had been waiting for more than a year. A spokeswoman for NHS England urged caution when interpreting the findings of the survey, which was carried out as a pilot and relies on people self-reporting their waits.

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