100-fold rise in patients waiting a year for treatment at NHS hospitals

The number of patients waiting more than a year for NHS treatment has risen 100-fold in a year, new figures show.  Across England, 139,545 people had waited more than 52 weeks to start treatment as of September this year – the highest number for any calendar month since September 2008. In September 2019, the figure was […]

The NHS ‘may well have been the single biggest problem over Covid’

The health service’s “lack of capacity and lack of flexibility” has been “very, very alarming” over the coronavirus pandemic, according to Telegraph columnist and former editor, Charles Moore. Speaking to Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan on this week’s Planet Normal...