Hospital waiting lists: the 14 types of treatment with the longest NHS waiting times in England
Some patients have also had to wait more than a year to receive treatment
According to data from NHS England, there were 5,695,599 patients waiting for treatment in NHS hospitals at the end of December 2021, with a further 371,727 NHS patients waiting in the independent sector, which totals 6,067,326.
This includes treatment such as dermatology, cardiology and ear, nose and throat services.
Data also reveals that some patients have had to wait more than a year to receive treatment, with 297,807 of those still waiting at the end of December waiting for more than 52 weeks for NHS hospitals and 13,006 in the independent sector - a total of 310,813.
But which types of treatment have the longest waiting lists?
These are the 14 treatment areas with the most people waiting in England.