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TV doctor Ranj Singh gives diagnosis for health services

18 July 2013 Last updated at 23:54 BST

The NHS is seen as a national religion to some, politically untouchable and impossible to criticise, but Labour and Tory frontbenches tried to blame each other after a report into 11 failing hospitals this week,

Paediatrician and children's TV doctor Ranj Singh looked at the "rose-tinted version" of the NHS, highlighted at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

He gives his diagnosis for the health service, looking at wastage and the need for efficiencies, as he calls for services to be dictated by the needs of patients, and not politicians.

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