Submission to the National Audit Office inquiry on NHS backlogs and waiting times

Significant focus has rightly been placed on the backlog of care, caused by disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trust leaders, and the NHS national bodies, are prioritising reducing the waiting list for elective care, and addressing care backlogs across all services.

This survey of trust leaders aims to inform the debate, and the NAO inquiry, by sharing their views.