Private providers could benefit from waiting list backlog

IHPN responds to NHS England performance figures

NHS Improvement (NHSI) is to publish fresh guidance to trusts about managing their elective surgery capacity, amid reports that the health service could send more patients to private providers as part of an urgent plan to meet 18-week RTT targets. NHSI chief executive Ian Dalton last week wrote to commissioners and trusts outlining ‘expectations’ for…

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