Joint Replacements

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure joint replacement surgery takes place within 18 weeks of a referral.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A maximum waiting time of 18 weeks from referral to elective treatment, including for joint replacement surgery, is the existing National Health Service access standard.

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