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Challenging medical records, National Citizen Service, gaming consoles

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 June 2012

With many areas of the country still in drought, Winifred Robinson asks how commercial users of water are affected, focussing on the bottled water industry.

The government recently announced that it intends to give patients in England access to their medical records online but what happens when you discover those records are wrong? And why is it so hard to change them?

Teenagers are being invited to part in a national government run volunteer programme to help make them better citizens. We hear from two graduates of the National Citizen Service.

We speak to the founder of an innovative new way to fundraise where users are offered the chance to win a sweepstake by guessing the result of an event posted by the participant. Can it really help prevent fund-raising fatigue?

And the latest on the games industry - we go live to the US west coast to hear what's happening at the world's biggest trade show, the E3.

Presenter Winifred Robinson
Producer Vibeke Venema.

Chapters

6 items
  • Contactless Cards

    With nearly 25 million contactless payment cards now in circulation, has wave and go card technology reached a tipping point?

  • Amending medical records

    As more of us get access to our medical records online, what happens if we find they are wrong? How hard is it to amend your medical records?

  • Commercial Water Use

    Why are bottled water companies still allowed to extract water from acquifers, in spite of drought restrictions being in place in many parts of the country?

  • National Citizen Service

    NCS is a government scheme in which young people come together to carry out a social action project but it has been criticised as expensive and ineffective.

  • Care models for the future

    With pressure on the care system, it's essential different models are tried by both homes and operators. We ask a home in Surrey and York City Council about their future plans.

  • Gambling to give

    A website that aims to overcome fund-raising fatigue by tying in giving to charity and the opportunity to win on a sweepstake

  • Queen Elizabeth Care Home in Bromley

    Queen Elizabeth Care Home in Bromley

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