Inclusive recovery: tackling health inequalities when bringing down the elective backlog
The elective care backlog is at the highest it has ever been with over 6 million people waiting to receive care and treatment. The NHS is working at pace to carry out more elective care than ever before, but what impact is the waiting list having on existing health inequalities in communities? How are providers of care bringing down the large waiting lists while also focusing on wider health determinants, and why must the NHS prioritise health inequalities, not only reducing waiting lists?
This theatre session will discuss the impact of the elective care backlog on communities with multiple and complex health needs and will explore what systems are doing to address health inequalities.