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The biggest reorganisation of the National Health Service - what it will mean for us? Will monitoring ourselves at home unblock the beds in our local hospitals? And as we live longer, how can you tell when you're too old to drive?

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29 minutes

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One South East

Telecare

Telecare

One of the challenges facing the NHS is how to care for people with long-term illnesses such as diabetes, heart defects and chronic lung problems.

 

Telehealth is a new scheme where patients with long-term conditions monitor themselves at home using technology rather than going into hospital.

 

Watch a video feature from this programme on the BBC News website.

NHS reforms

NHS reforms

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.

 

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 from the Inside Out film on the BBC News website.

Bed sores

Bed sores

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.

Bed sore figures reveal pressure on hospitals

Bed sore figures reveal pressure on hospitals

A BBC Inside Out investigation has revealed that 42% of serious incidents reported at hospitals in England involve bed sores, a condition that is nearly always avoidable.

 

Figures obtained by Freedom of Information requests show 4,966 of the 11,815 serious incidents reported at hospitals in England last year concerned bed sores.

 

Inside Out investigates the findings which show some hospitals are still failing to delivering basic standards of care for the elderly.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

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PresenterNatalie Graham
Series EditorLinda Bell

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