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Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 130026, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) knee and (b) hip replacement surgery.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The recent Spending Review provided £3 billion for 2021/22 to support the National Health Service in tackling the impact of COVID-19. This included £1 billion to tackle long waiting lists and address backlogs by facilitating up to one million extra checks, scans and additional operations such as knee and hip replacement surgery.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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