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Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic

Inquiry

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.

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This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 3 September 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Ninth report - Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
Inquiry Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
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Report
Response to this report
Government Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report on Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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2 November 2021
Inquiry Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
Oral Evidence
19 October 2021
Inquiry Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
Oral Evidence
21 September 2021
Inquiry Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic
Oral Evidence
Transcript of interview with Participant A (CBP0094)
Policy Connect (CBP0093)
MS Society (CBP0092)

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