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
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.
Tackling poverty and poor health
BBC Inside Out looks at why people living in deprived areas have worse health outcomes.
Health correspondent David Fenton investigates the problem in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Watch this video feature on the BBC News website.
- Jane Goddard
- Series Producer
- Jane French