Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare
The faculty’s Dr Christopher Rauh has jointly published new evidence of the long and short term impacts of the pandemic on non-Covid-related healthcare.
New evidence of the long and short term impacts of the pandemic on non-Covid-related healthcare shows that at least 4,000 avoidable non-Covid deaths, and 32,000 missing cancer patients.
Delays to cancer referrals and treatment times have led to an estimated 32,000 missing cancer patients that should have already started receiving treatment. Meanwhile, pandemic pressures have adversely affected the quality of care received by non-Covid patients resulting in at least 4,000 additional deaths that could otherwise have been avoided in England.