NHS England waiting list 50% longer than NHS Scotland’s

There are no data in the above BBC Scotland report based on one doctor’s impressions. BBC UK is not reporting this.

From Public Health Scotland: At 31 December 2021, 419,230 patients were waiting to be seen. This represents a slight decrease of 0.4% (-1,541) from the position at 30 September 2021, the first reported decrease in number of patients waiting from one quarter-end to the next since the pandemic began.

From Commons Library research: The number of people on a waiting list for hospital treatment [in England] rose to a record of nearly 6.1 million in December 2021. 

England has ten times the population so, all things being equal, should have 4 million on the waiting list but has 50% more, at 6 million.

However, modelling revealed in the Spectator, no friend of Scotland suggests that the situation in England is on a an upward curve to 10.7 million by March 2024.

Sources:

https://publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-waiting-times-stage-of-treatment/stage-of-treatment-waiting-times-inpatients-day-cases-and-new-outpatients-22-february-2022/#:~:text=At%2031%20December%202021%2C%20119%2C584,waiting%20list%20is%2055%25%20higher.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-7281/

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/exclusive-leaked-nhs-report-shows-waiting-list-hitting-9-2-million

3 thoughts on “NHS England waiting list 50% longer than NHS Scotland’s

  1. Laura Dunn April 13, 2022 / 10:29 am

    Yipeeeee Ur back. X

    Liked by 1 person

  2. brobb April 13, 2022 / 11:49 am

    Thanks for the info John and it lifted my heart to see a new post from you. Hope you are well and thinking about getting back into the fight for a better future, you’ve been missed

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  3. Alasdair Macdonald April 13, 2022 / 12:37 pm

    Yes, welcome back.

    This is the kind of nonsense from BBC Scotland that needs to be rebutted.

    Only this week we had the editing out of a reference to Brexit as a factor in the difficulties facing the Scottish agricultural sector. There was also an interview of the same spokesperson by Martin Geisler is which he said, ‘You have been very critical of the Scottish Government on this issue’, to which the spokesperson replied that he had been criticising the WESTMINSTER government.

    A simple mistake????? Do pigs fly?

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