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NHS group to review weekend services

16 December 2012 Last updated at 18:44 GMT

A group is to be set up to examine why the NHS in England cannot provide some routine services at weekends, like day surgery.

The BBC understands that the NHS Commissioning Board is due to announce the move on Tuesday, when it publishes its planning guidance for the NHS for the first time.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.