Covid-19: Lorry driver shortage and cancer backlog warning

, Covid-19: Lorry driver shortage and cancer backlog warning, The Evepost BBC News
, Covid-19: Lorry driver shortage and cancer backlog warning, The Evepost BBC News

The cancer treatment backlog in England caused by the pandemic could take more than a decade to clear, with 19,500 people having gone undiagnosed because of missed referrals, estimates the Institute for Public Policy Research. The think tank says if hospitals could complete 15% more treatments over pre-pandemic levels, backlogs could be cleared by next year, but it says this would require more cash for new equipment and more staff.