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England and Wales court backlog crisis ‘to go on for several years’

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The backlog of cases in criminal courts in England and Wales is likely to be a pervasive issue for several years, severely affecting victims, witnesses and defendants, the National Audit Office has said. In a report p...

Felixstowe backlog improving, so shop normally for Christmas, says minister

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The backlog at the UK’s largest container port is “improving”, so Britons should shop normally for Christmas, a cabinet minister has said, after reports of large vessels bringing goods from Asia being diverted away. O...

Hong Kong plans megacourt to deal with protest arrests backlog

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Hong Kong will build a new megacourt to address a shortage of space as it works through a backlog of the thousands arrested during the 2019 mass protests, and the more than 150 arrested under the national security law...

NHS backlog disproportionately affecting England’s most deprived

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The NHS backlog is being disproportionately shouldered by people in poorer areas, according to new research, amid a stark warning that waiting lists are likely to “grow significantly” because millions of people did no...

UK psychiatry chief urges funds to tackle mental health backlog

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The “catastrophic” impact of the pandemic on mental health could wipe out years of progress unless there is a significant injection of cash, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has said. Psychiatrists ...

Case backlog for EU citizens to settle in UK ‘may be cleared by Christmas’

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New government figures suggest the backlog of applications by EU citizens and their families received by the Home Office for the post-Brexit settlement scheme could be cleared by Christmas. Quarterly figures issued on...

Sajid Javid warns NHS waiting lists backlog could reach 13m

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The new health secretary, Sajid Javid, has warned that NHS waiting lists could rocket to 13m in the coming months as concerns rise over the backlog faced by the health service. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Javid ...

Surgeons in England call for £1bn a year to cut ‘colossal’ backlog

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Surgical hubs should be created across England and the government should spend £1bn annually for the next five years to reduce the “colossal” backlog in non-urgent procedures, the Royal College of Surgeons has said. T...

New Covid wave could worsen NHS surgery backlog, experts warn

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A new wave of coronavirus infections could throw into jeopardy efforts to clear a backlog of surgery in the NHS, experts have warned. They say the relaxation of Covid restrictions is expected to cause a rise in infect...

NHS to receive £160m to tackle backlog of care built up during Covid

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Tens of thousands of patients will get quicker access to diagnostic tests and surgery under a new £160m NHS initiative to identify ways of tackling the vast backlog of care that built up because of Covid. Hospitals wi...

EU citizens applying for settled status face legal limbo due to backlog

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Hundreds of thousands of European citizens could find themselves in limbo after 30 June and left without documented legal rights to remain in the UK if the Home Office does not clear a backlog of more than 320,000 app...

NHS chiefs fear collision course with ministers over Covid backlog

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Hospital bosses warn rescheduling cancelled surgery and tests due to pandemic will take yearsHospital bosses are bracing themselves for a clash with ministers over how quickly they can clear the backlog of NHS care th...

Call for vulnerable victims to give video evidence amid courts backlog

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Up to 10,000 vulnerable victims facing long delays for trials should be allowed to give evidence by video in an attempt to stop them falling out of the system, according to the victims’ commissioner for England and Wa...