NHS patients have gone on holidays and been provided with Wii games consoles, a summer house and a pedalo ride under a scheme to give patients in England personal health budgets, an investigation has found.

A satnav, a vacuum-cleaning robot, shiatsu massage and horse-riding are among other items or pursuits funded through the scheme that is designed to give patients more control over their care.

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