NHS boss: ‘Constrained circumstances’

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31 March 2017 Last updated at 09:11 BST

NHS patients in England face longer waits for hospital operations such as knee and hip replacements in a “trade-off” for improved care in other areas, NHS England boss Simon Stevens says.

In response to whether this is the “creeping retreat of the NHS” on the , Mr Stevens says we have a service that’s “under pressure” and they have to do more in a “constrained set of circumstances”.

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