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NHS trusts 'delaying operations' to cut waiting lists

29 July 2011 Last updated at 07:17 BST

Some NHS trusts in England are delaying operations in the hope patients may choose to go for private treatment instead, according to a health watchdog.

The Co-operation and Competition Panel report said some trusts are setting minimum waiting times of 15 weeks in an effort to save money.

Ben Ando reports.