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Millions on NHS waiting list

Approximately 5.9 million people are on the NHS waiting list, the Health Secretary said today. Talking on Sky News, Sajid Javid said:

The number of people waiting for elective procedures is around 5.9 million. As I have said, I have been really clear, this number is going to go up before it comes down. Why? Because some seven to eight million people stayed away during the height of the Covid crisis because they were asked to. They did what was asked of them.

But I want them to come forward, I want them to come back to the NHS, I want them to know that it is open to them, and if you take that along with normal demand of course that is huge pressure.

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