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Women face “unacceptable” waiting lists for gynaecology treatment, report finds

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 05 April 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o897
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

More than 570 000 women in the UK are on the waiting list for a gynaecology appointment—just over a 60% increase on pre-pandemic levels, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has reported.1

In England the number of women waiting over a year for care has risen from 66 before the pandemic to nearly 25 000 now, and more than 1300 have been on a waiting list for two years. The college noted that gynaecology waiting lists had grown the most in percentage terms of …

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