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NHS 'rationing operations'

More than 90% of health trusts in England are now restricting operations they deem to be non-urgent, such as hip, knee and cataract surgery, according to evidence obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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'NHS in perfect storm'

Former NHS Trust director Roy Lilley has defended the NHS after a report found that health trusts in England are restricting operations they deem to be non-urgent.

Speaking to ITV 1's Daybreak Mr Lilley said that the NHS is in 'the middle of a perfect storm' - it has to save money as growth and demand is going up over 4% a year.

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