The challenge of maintaining a focus on health equity as we manage the elective and diagnostic backlog

16 Jun 2022
The Auditorium
Health inequalities

The elective and diagnostic backlog will come to define the way that the NHS works for the next two years, and further. With a clear political directive to reduce long waits, and overall numbers, how do we ensure that we maintain a focus on equity as we address the challenge?

James Mackey, National Director of Elective Recovery - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Caroline Abrahams CBE, Charity Director - Age UK
Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer, Deputy CEO and Cardiologist - University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire
Nicole Atkinson, Medical Adviser - Primary Care - NHS Confederation
Saffron Cordery, Interim Chief Executive - NHS Providers
Sarah Perkins, Group director of MESH ( Manchester elective surgical hub) / Deputy CEO Wythenshawe, Altringham, Trafford and Withington - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust