April 17, 2021

Govt-19: Record number of people waiting for NHS treatment in the UK | UK News

Lots of people were waiting for NHS treatment in the UK in November, while new figures show that A&E arrivals were 50% higher than the corona virus outbreak in December.

Figures released by the NHS UK and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have come in numbers.

Here are the key stats you need to know:

Hospital treatment

A total of 4.46 million people in the UK were waiting to start hospital treatment by the end of November 2020, the highest number since registrations began.

This compares to 4.42 million in November 2019 and 4.45 million in October of that year – the previous highest figure in pre-August 2007 data.

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NHS UK Statistics The number of people who have to wait more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in the UK was 192,169 in November 2020 – the highest number for any calendar month since May 2008.

Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK, said: “Today’s figures show the dangerous impact of COVID – 19 on waiting times for action.

“A huge, hidden waiting list is emerging under lock and key. When we finally emerge from this crisis, we will need a steady investment to treat everyone who waits patiently for treatment.”

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Sky News has given access to the children’s ward – it has no children. Instead each bed is taken by COVID-19 patients.

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A&E admission in the UK

Half a million people sought help at the UK A & S in December, compared to the first peak of the epidemic in April.

But NHS UK reports that A&E attendance at hospitals in the UK is lower than it was a year ago.

A total of 1.5 million visits were reported in December 2020, down 32% from 2.2 million in December 2019.

The NHS UK said the fall could be “the result of the COVID-19 response” – that people are still staying away from A&E due to the epidemic.


NHS data show that as of January 10, the Midlands had been vaccinated the most, where 447,329 doses were administered.

The lowest paid areas are London, with 237,524 sizes, and 236,023 in the east of the UK.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said the capital has not received a fair share of vaccine doses.

The Labor mayor said: “I am very concerned that the people of London have received only one-tenth of the vaccines given across the country.

“The situation in London is very high with the rates of the virus, which is why it is so important for the vulnerable London population to have access to the vaccine as soon as possible.”

Picture: Boots
Picture: Boots

Complex maintenance beds

NHS UK statistics show that one of the five largest hospital trusts in the UK does not have critical care beds for adults on January 10th.

Of the 140 strict foundations declared 27 January 10 that all “open” beds are 100% occupied – the latest date for which statistics are available.

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Cancer Recommendations

NHS UK Statistics A total of 205,182 emergency cancer referrals were made by GPs in the UK in November 2020, up from 201,498 in November 2019 – an increase of 2%.

This compares with a 2% year-on-year increase in September and a fall of 8% in October, 15% in August and 19% in July.

An empty Leicester Square in London
An empty Leicester Square in London


Last week, ONS reported that 48% of working adults traveled to work (exclusively or in conjunction with work from home). This is 4% more than the previous week.

Driving (January 11)

Motor traffic was 37% lower than last year (from the transport sector) and the volume of cars was 4% lower than the previous week.

Farlow (December 14-27)

14% of people were excited during this period in December, 3% more than the previous week.

Shopping (last week):

Last week 6% of people bought for things other than food and medicine, 10% less than the previous week.

The overall retail fall (according to Springford) fell to its lowest level since 14 June 2020 – 35% of the level seen in the previous year.