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Surgery: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 34027, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients awaiting operations that have been delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

20 July 2021

No recent estimate has been made. The collection of data on cancelled operations has been paused in order to release capacity across the National Health Service to support the pandemic response.