By kate Andrews writing for The Spectator
Before the pandemic, the NHS waiting list was at a record high of 4.4 million, after three lockdowns it's now at 6 million. This isn't good for a Tory government that has tried to rebrand itself as the party of the NHS.
From the article,
The Spectator has seen the models on which the recovery plans have been based. The optimistic scenario shows that, by March 2024, the waiting list would stand at 9.2 million, falling to 8.5 million by March 2025. The downside scenario shows the list peaking at 10.7 million and easing to just 10.3 million the following year.