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Covid-19: Omicron is “battering” the NHS and causing “untold suffering” for patients, say doctors

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 10 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o45

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  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The government must provide a “thorough plan,” with funding to match, to tackle the NHS backlog, as nearly two thirds of doctors report the spread of omicron has caused a dramatic slowdown in the provision of non-urgent care, the BMA has said.

Millions of patients are being left in “untold suffering,” the association has warned. A survey of 5732 doctors found that 97% were concerned about the NHS’s ability to deliver …

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