Health Services: Redbridge

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve referral to treatment times in the London Borough of Redbridge.

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

As a result of COVID-19, there has been a severe impact on referral-to-treatment waiting times for providers across Barking, Havering and Redbridge, as with many across the country. NHS England and NHS Improvement are working closely with providers to put a robust strategy in place and all acute providers are working together closely to maximise capacity across north east London boroughs.

There is a plan in place to significantly reduce the current number of people waiting over the remainder of 2020/21, and this includes a monthly trajectory from the Phase Three response, with a focus on key specialties such as acute pain, trauma and orthopaedic surgery, urology and neurosurgery.

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