Watch live: Health Secretary announces new plans to help cut NHS waiting lists

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay will announce a new package of measures to empower people to choose where they receive their NHS care and help cut waiting lists.

After speaking with their GP, patients will be able to view information for up to five healthcare providers – filtered by distance, waiting times, and quality of care. They will then be able to make a choice about where they go for treatment using the NHS App or website.

Mr. Barclay will also address the government’s flagship construction project involving 40 hospitals.

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