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Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic


The Committee has launched a new inquiry to quantify the level of pent-up demand for key healthcare services; and to consider whether fundamental changes to the organisation and delivery of NHS services will be required to manage the backlog of cases caused by the pandemic.

MPs will examine levels of funding, capacity, organisation and leadership for addressing the current backlog for non-covid health services, and concerns that these issues are likely to continue in the longer-term. There will be a focus on elective surgery, emergency care, General Practice, mental health, and long-covid.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 3 September 2021.

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