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28 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Can the NHS stop the rise in non-coronavirus deaths?

By Samuel Horti

Falling A&E attendance and the shuttering of NHS services during lockdown has meant some people are going without healthcare they desperately need. Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that NHS services would begin reopening today, starting with urgent care, such as for cancer patients. But can the government stop the rise in non-coronvirus deaths? 

That’s the question posed by New Statesman political correspondent Ailbhe Rea in a piece today. “This is the difficult task Hancock faces in the coming weeks: reconciling the “stay at home” message (expected soon to be revised within government in favour of a different slogan) with the message that “the NHS is open”, she writes.

You can read the full piece here.

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