9.7m awaiting NHS treatment

1.4m waiting for over a year

Cameron Roberts
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed research that finds 9.7m people in England, 21% of adults, are waiting for a hospital appointment, test, or to start receiving medical treatment through the NHS.

The research conflicts with the official NHS numbers, its waiting list stands at 7.6m which is made up of 6.3m patients. This survey therefore suggests there could be a disparity of up to 50% between reported and actual figures. The research also details that 31% or 5.5 million people, said it was difficult or very difficult to get a GP appointment. Brett Hill, head of health and protection, Broadstone, said: "With 21% of adults in England now waiting to access healthcare it highlights the huge problems for businesses when it comes to supporting the health of their employees and reduc...

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