Monday, 29 January 2018

NHS England lifts suspension on non-urgent operations

NHS England lifts suspension on non-urgent operations The suspension of non-urgent operations to ease winter NHS pressures in England is to be lifted from February.

Hospitals had been advised to defer non-urgent operations until mid-January, which was then extended in a bid to free up hospital staff and beds.

Announcing the end of the suspension, an NHS emergency panel said pressures on the service had eased in January.

Hospitals should be able to plan a "return to a full elective care programme" from next month, it said. BBC News

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