NHS: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on performance against NHS targets.

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

National Health Service performance statistics are published one month in arrears for urgent and emergency care and two months in arrears for elective care. The latest published statistics for urgent and emergency care are for March 2020 and the latest published statistics for elective care are for February 2020. These periods do allow an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 at this time.

The latest NHS performance statistics can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/

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