21/01/2013

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Duration: 30 minutes

Toby Foster presents three stories from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Lucy Hester investigates the true cost of medical negligence claims on Yorkshire's maternity wards and finds out why so much money is being spent on these claims. GP and comedian Phil Hammond explains what NHS reorganisation will mean for patients. And women's football star Sue Smith discovers what the future holds for the sport after the high point of the Olympics.

  • NHS: What will forthcoming 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

    Patient with bedsore

    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.

  • Medical negligence cost on Yorkshire's maternity wards

    Sarah and Philip Schofield

    BBC Inside Out speaks to a couple who lost a baby in tragic circumstances due to staffing problems.

     

    Lucy Hester investigates the human and financial costs of medical negligence claims on Yorkshire's maternity wards.

     

    The Mid Yorkshire Trust says the Care Quality Commission now recognises its maternity services have improved, and it says it is sorry about what happened.

     

    Watch this video feature on the BBC News website.

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Phil Hammond
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Sue Smith

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