Urgent Elective Surgery in the NHS


This heart-breaking case illustrates why we need urgently to resume elective surgery in the NHS for the full range of conditions.

https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/18411755.daughter-marlow-rugby-clubs-director-denied-surgery/?ref=twtrec

I am pressing the Department for Health and Social Care and Secretary of State Matt Hancock with named day written parliamentary questions: 

“To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to resume urgent elective surgery in the NHS as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement”.

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2020-04-28/41037/

“To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to resume urgent elective surgery; and if he will make a statement.”

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2020-04-28/41036/

The ballot for PMQs this week didn’t provide me with a question, so I was glad NHS treatment for non-COVID problems was the first issue raised. I was pleased to hear the Government confirm that we must plan to ensure the NHS is able to deliver elective surgery and treat patients with other conditions.

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