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NHS Backlogs and waiting times

Inquiry

The NHS in England was running at close to maximum capacity before the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has led to a sharp drop in routine NHS activity, resulting in more people waiting for treatment, and waiting for longer

The Committee will question the senior officials at DHSC and NHS England on the current position of NHS backlogs and waiting times following the COVID-19 pandemic, including the points at which patients wait for NHS treatment; how trends in waiting times changed before the emergence of COVID-19; and the effect that COVID-19 has had on waiting times.

If you have evidence on these issues, please submit it here by Wednesday 8 December.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 8 December 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Forty-Fourth Report - NHS backlogs and waiting times in England
Inquiry NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 747
Report
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Forty Fourth report from Session 2021-22
HC 747
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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15 December 2021
Inquiry NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
NHS0031 - NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Witnesses The British Heart Foundation
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
NHS0032 - NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Witnesses British Dental Association
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
NHS0033 - NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Witnesses Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3273 (General enquiries). For all media enquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA