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NHS stops funding for cerebral palsy operation

28 February 2014 Last updated at 20:09 GMT

A number of people with cerebral palsy have been told they will not be able to undergo an operation to treat the condition, after the NHS withdrew funding for the procedure.

Ben Baddeley, 9, had his selective dorsal rhizotomy cancelled a week before it was scheduled to take place.

NHS England said there was not enough evidence to show the surgery was cost or clinically effective.

BBC Midlands Today health correspondent Michele Paduano reports.

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