Special Reports

NHS uncovered

Inside the NHS with Channel 4 News and Dispatches in an era of reform and cuts.

post 01 January 2001
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog FactCheck: NHS spending unspun

"The strange picture being painted is one of the biggest bureacratic machines in Whitehall being taken by surprise by its own success in making efficiency savings..."


article 11 July 2012 UK
Who cares about social care? (Getty)
Who cares about social care?

We all hope to grow old one day. So why does the question of how we'll pay for our social care fail to light the political touchpaper.

post 27 June 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Helping new mothers when they are 'losing their mind'

As part of its inquiry into safe discharge from hospitals, Healthwatch England is looking at how the NHS responds to cases of mothers suffering from postpartum psychosis.

article 18 June 2014 UK
The doctor will see you now - for 10?

Nurses vote overwhelmingly against charging patients a fee for appointments with their family doctor. Do you think you should pay to see a GP, if it saves the NHS money? Vote in our poll.

post 09 June 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog The Snowy White Peaks of the NHS: a survey of discrimination

The researcher and author, Roger Kline, recently published a report he called The Snowy White Peaks of the NHS - It could not have been more apt a title.

article 30 May 2014 UK
NHS chief Simon Stevens
New NHS boss backs more local hospitals

Simon Stevens, the new of NHS England, says the health service needs to expand local services and that too many people are being robbed of "dignity and compassion" due to a lack of local care.

post 15 May 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog IVF postcode lottery: no more Mr NICE guy please

Wrists have been slapped today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - otherwise known as NICE.

article 13 May 2014 UK
A nurse hands a newborn baby to its mother
Call the midwives - NHS watchdog wants more home births

An NHS watchdog encourages healthy women to give birth at home or in midwife-led wards - having previously urged caution over such births. But with a shortage of midwives, is this guidance feasible?

article 29 April 2014 UK
by From death sentence to survival: what has been cured?

Would you choose cancer or dementia? As a new study finds cancer survival rates are improving, Channel 4 News looks at the diseases that are no longer a death sentence - and the diagnoses we now fear.

article 14 April 2014 UK
by Doctors on Skype: 'People show me all sorts of things'

The doctor will Skype you now: One GP explains (via Skype) how a Skype consultation works, and says some people prefer it to meeting face to face - especially for those more embarrassing ailments...