Derby: 23 September 2022: Wendy Lawrence, CEO of Totally plc, welcomes the commitment from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Theresa Coffey, to 'champion' patients and put more power into their hands.

The 'Our Plan for Patients' sets out some important measures to address the growing backlog of care, including maximising the use of Independent Sector capacity and ensuring patients can choose a route to enable the fastest possible treatment.

With NHS waiting lists at record levels and set to increase further, it is vital that these commitments urgently become a reality for patients.

We look forward to working with the Government to ensure the public is fully aware of the choices available to access high-quality services quickly so that Totally can play its full role in the recovery of urgent and elective care.