21/01/2013

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Duration: 29 minutes

David Whiteley investigates why so few families are taking up offers of help to tackle childhood obesity, and examines how the reorganisation of the NHS will affect us in the East. Plus the workers fighting to keep a classic British brand in Northamptonshire.

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 19:30 BBC One Cambridgeshire, East only

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  • NHS: What will reforms mean for patients?

    NHS doctors

    The NHS is about to undergo its biggest overhaul since its creation 65 years ago, but what will the government's changes mean for patients and health services?

     

    There has been intense political debate about the reforms with some critics claiming the changes constitute 'privatisation through the back door'.

     

    But the government says patients will have more choice, and that doctors at a local level will have more control.

     

    Dr Phil Hammond explains what the changes will mean for all of us.

     

    Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

  • Basic care and the NHS

    Stethoscope

    The overhaul of the NHS is just a few months away, but as always the issue that matters most is the quality of care, says BBC Health correspondent Nick Triggle

     

    Of nearly 12,000 serious incidents reported across England, more than 40% related to bed sores.

     

    But what is most telling about this data is that something as avoidable as bed sores is proving such a problem after all this time.

     

    Read the full story on Nick Triggle's correspondent feature.

  • Obesity programme has 'low take-up'

    Obese person

    Less than one per cent of obese children in Bedfordshire are taking part in a prevention programme that costs the taxpayer £120,000 a year.

     

    Fifty-five of approximately 10,000 overweight youngsters eligible for the NHS Bedfordshire-funded BeeZee Bodies scheme are taking part.

     

    Read the full story on the BBC News website.

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David Whiteley
Series Editor
Diana Hare

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