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Almost 1.2m people waiting at least six months for vital NHS services in England

Analysis shows backlog caused by Covid crisis has led to delays for treatment such as brain and eye surgeries

Almost 1.2 million people in England are waiting more than six months for essential NHS services such as brain surgery and eye treatment because of the Covid backlog, analysis shows.

The May 2021 figure is almost five times that recorded in the same period in 2019 , before the pandemic hit, and also includes patients requiring gynaecological services.

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