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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 5th October 2020.

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Photo of Miriam Cates Miriam Cates Conservative, Penistone and Stocksbridge 4:31 pm, 5th October 2020

I thank my right hon. Friend, his Department and the many thousands of people who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic to make sure that our NHS has not been overwhelmed, but an inevitable consequence of this is that a large number of elective operations have been delayed, including joint replacement surgery, which means that many people, including some of my constituents, are living in severe pain while waiting for procedures. Will he set out the NHS’s plan to make sure that people get this life-changing surgery as quickly as possible? Could some of the welcome additional resource that has been announced be used for post-op rehabilitation?