8 Feb 2022

Plans to tackle record NHS waiting lists in England revealed

Health and Social Care Editor

The Health Secretary has set out plans to tackle record waiting lists in the NHS in England today.

Delayed by wrangling between health leaders and the government yesterday, the measures commit the NHS to new targets to reduce the backlog.

Around 6 million people are on waiting lists for treatment in England and Sajid Javid admitted that would carry on going up for at least another two years.