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 23 October 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Can a new plan ease fears over the struggling NHS?

A new report by Chief Executive Simon Stevens lays out a way forward for the NHS - but will it assuage concern over the private sector's role in the health service?

post 13 October 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog 'We've been carrying the NHS and now this'

The NHS is facing its worst financial crisis in a decade and any extra demands would require finding savings from elsewhere. Many managers are saying those "elsewheres" do not exist.

post 21 August 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Hep C drug that can cure - but is it too expensive?

There are some phone calls which brighten up your day. I have just had one of those. It was from Nils Nordal and he was phoning from his hospital bed in the Royal Free, north London.

article 06 August 2014 UK
An aspirin a day, can keep cancer away?

Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, says a detailed new study highlighting the benefits of the household drug.

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.