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RCS response to Nuffield Trust report on health and social care in Northern Ireland

10 Jul 2019

Responding to the Nuffield Trust’s new report, Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland, Mr Mark Jones, Vice Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s (RCS) Northern Ireland Board, said: 
  
"The Nuffield Trust’s report echoes many of the concerns the RCS has raised about the impact the political stalemate in Northern Ireland is having on the health and social care system. 

"In terms of patients waiting for treatment, according to the report, in early 2019, the list of people waiting over one year in England was equivalent to one person in 48,524. In Northern Ireland, it was equivalent to one person in 16. This situation is quite shocking and completely unacceptable. 

"Although health and social care staff continue to work valiantly in the face of challenges, there are serious concerns over the growing gap between patient demand and the capacity of our health system to meet that demand in the current political environment in Northern Ireland." 

 

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