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Number of people on England’s NHS waiting list tops 5m for first time

Latest figures show 5,122,017 people waiting for treatment in April – up 171,720 in a month

The number of people waiting for hospital treatment in England has exceeded 5 million for the first time, highlighting the growing problem of long waits for NHS care.

NHS England’s latest set of monthly performance figures, published on Thursday, show that the waiting list stood at 5,122,017 in April – up 171,720 in a month.

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