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NHS Backlog of Two-Year Waits Shrinks From 22,500 to Below 200

NHS England figures show the number of patients waiting that length of time has shrunk to just 168, excluding more complex cases.

NHS England figures show the number of patients waiting that length of time has shrunk to just 168, excluding more complex cases.

Photographer: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The backlog of people waiting more than two years for a routine operation has shrunk from 22,500 at the start of the year to fewer than 200.

NHS England figures show the number of patients waiting that length of time has shrunk to just 168, excluding more complex cases.