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First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 April 2011

Winifred Robinson talks to author Michael Mandelstam about his new book which accuses politicians and managers of adopting a completely wrong-headed approach to the NHS. It claims that the elderly are the greatest casualties of a misguided determination to see patients as consumers and the NHS as a business, rather than a caring service.

Tries to find out how you can save money on your Council Tax bills - and asks will a new online service aimed at people in fuel poverty really help them get better deals from their energy providers.


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  • NHS Reform

    We look at the proposed changes to the NHS.

  • Ofgem Online Advice

    How to make sure you get the best deal on energy.

  • Stem Cells Update

    Eight British patients who paid thousands of pounds for a controversial stem cell treatment in Holland are embarking on legal action.

  • High street closures

    With three retail chains going bust in the past week, we ask will there be a bloodbath on the high street as the effects of the recession and tax changes kick in?

  • Nintendo 3DS

    It's Nintendo's fastest selling console ever but some players have complained the new device leaves them feeling sick and dizzy. Will this have any effect on sales?

  • Housing Panel

    Industry experts give their verdict on the current state of the housing market.



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