UK: NHS delays non-urgent operations after winter pressures

Particularly high levels of seasonal sickness this winter have strained Britain's National Health Service capacity after years of doctors complaining that successive governments were starving the agency of funding.

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    Britain's hospitals are taking drastic measures to cope with the winter demand.

    National Health Service officials are warning non-urgent procedures will be put off for weeks.

    The NHS is one of the country's most valued institutions - providing free healthcare for more than 70 years.

    But there's deepening concern about its future.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.


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