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.
BBC Inside Out is broadcast on Monday 21, January on BBC One England at 19:30 GMT and for seven days thereafter on the iPlayer.
21 Jan 2013
- From the section England