Elective care

NHS ahead of target in recovery of elective care, and mental health services back to pre-pandemic levels

Operations and other routine care are ahead of ambitions set out in April with mental health services back at pre-pandemic levels, NHS figures show today. The number of people waiting over 52 weeks to begin treatment dropped by more than 50,000 in April, while by May, operations and other elective activity had already climbed to […]

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NHS sets out COVID-19 recovery plan for patient care and staff wellbeing

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID. The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for […]

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New data demonstrates benefits to patients from a range of elective surgeries

Annual data for Patient Reported Outcome Measures shows patients who have undergone elective inpatient surgery for four common elective procedures – hip and knee replacement, varicose vein surgery and groin hernia surgery – are reporting significant health gains. The National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Programme began in 2009 and today’s publication of data marks […]

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Care Quality Commission (CQC) inpatient survey

Hilary Garratt, Director of Nursing at NHS England, said: “The feedback we are getting from this survey is absolutely critical to the ongoing development and improvement of how we care for and treat patients who receive NHS funded services. “We are pleased that patients recognise and report on the things that are working well and we are […]

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