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Chris Jackson asks if revamped A&E units in the North East can cope, and the radio presenter who woke up the farming world tells us how he deals with a devastating diagnosis.

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29 minutes

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One North East & Cumbria

NHS: What will forthcoming reforms mean for patients?

NHS: What will forthcoming reforms mean for patients?

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

Basic care and the NHS

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.

Broadcaster's MS challenge

Broadcaster's MS challenge

Former radio presenter Mark Holdstock talks about being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and explains how he is coping with the condition

 

Read more about this story on Chris Jackson's correpsondent blog.

MS challenge for ex-BBC radio man

MS challenge for ex-BBC radio man

Former BBC Radio 4 presenter Mark Holdstock talks about the challenges of having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

 

The presenter, who once worked for Farming Today, explains how he is coping with the "devastating diagnosis" which was made a year ago.

 

Watch a video feature from this Inside Out film on the BBC News website.

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