To ask Her Majesty's Government how long they estimate it will take to clear the NHS waiting lists caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 July 2020
Guidance has already been issued to the National Health Service on the process of starting to restore urgent non-COVID-19 services. We have now started to reset NHS services that were rightly suspended whilst we dealt with the initial impact of COVID-19. The approach is being flexed at local level according to capacity and demand in different parts of the country, but the reset will be gradual.