NHS Covid disruption could cause tens of thousands of deaths, MPs warn

Interruptions to care have created a ‘cancer timebomb’ of untreated patients, says Macmillan

Tens of thousands of patients could die because the NHS suspended such a large proportion of normal care to focus on tackling Covid-19, MPs have warned.

Illnesses that went undetected or untreated included cancer and heart disease, the Commons health and social care committee says in a hard-hitting report.

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