11 Nov 2021

NHS waiting list hits record high in England

Health and Social Care Editor

More than five million people in England were waiting for NHS treatment to begin in September, that’s the highest number since records began in 2007.

The latest data paints a bleak picture of worsening ambulance response times, delays for people attending A&Es and mounting winter pressures.

Health service leaders have described the situation as “unsustainable”.

We reported from London’s Kings College hospital.