NHS England rate of operations cancelled because of staff shortages increasing FOUR times faster and running at TWICE the level of Scotland

In the Guardian today:

The number of operations cancelled by the NHS in England because of staff shortages may have doubled in three years, with an estimated 30,000 not proceeding because no staff were available to perform them.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/dec/12/nhs-operations-cancelled-england-staff-shortages-doubles-three-years

The figure for Scotland with one-tenth of the population, for all operations cancelled due to a lack of resources, not just those due to staff shortages, was only 1 500*, half the rate, pro rata. The increase over 3 years was only 50%, a quarter of the rate of increase:

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/cancelled-planned-operations/cancelled-planned-operations-month-ending-31-october-2022/

* The number cancelled due only to staff shortages in Scotland will be less than the 1 500, perhaps less than half that, judging by the graph in the Guardian report.

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One thought on “NHS England rate of operations cancelled because of staff shortages increasing FOUR times faster and running at TWICE the level of Scotland

  1. Perfect, England’s NHS is finis. The British state want to finish off Scotland’s NHS next.
    It’s why they want rid of Nicola Sturgeon, she will do everything in her power to stop that happening.

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