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Your NHS, on Wednesday 24 March, 2004, was the BBC's second special event day examining the nation's healthcare service.

Throughout the day, programmes across BBC radio and television, nationally and in the regions, contributed to the event.

Here are some of the key programmes that were involved during, and in the run-up to, the day.


Radio 1

Listen out for coverage on Radio 1 over the days leading up to Your NHS on Wednesday 24 March.


Breakfast
06:00 to 09:00 GMT
BBC One and BBC News 24

A new series looks at Britain's hard-drinking culture from Monday 15 to Friday 19 March, 2004.

On Monday, the glamour: What is the allure of alcohol - and would an advertising ban go some way to lessening its appeal? We debate the issues with Dr Vivienne Nathanson from the British Medical Association, Jean Coussins from the Portman Group, home office minister Hazel Blears, French philosopher Alain de Botton and the author Kathy Lette.

On Tuesday, the Bridget Jones phenomenon: Why are single women turning in ever increasing levels to drink? Are they fun-loving ladettes - or is life for today's twenty-something women simply too stressful? The programme goes out for the night with four Breakfast volunteers, who are filling in alcohol diaries for the week. We talk to them about the amount they drink and submit their drinking diaries to our resident GP on Friday's programme.

On Wednesday, men behaving badly: Alcohol plays a large part in violence and anti-social behaviour in many city centres. We travel to Manchester to find out what is being done to tackle the problem.

On Thursday, the cost to our health: The NHS spends around 1.7bn treating the effects of alcohol each year - from victims of violence, to detoxing alcoholics. We hear the first-hand story of one man's recovery from alcoholism.

On Friday, practical steps: Breakfast's regular GP Dr Rosemary Leonard offers some no-nonsense advice on drinking safely.


Now You're Talking!
Wednesday, 24 March, 2004, 09:30 GMT
BBC One

The topical morning discussion programme, hosted by Nicky Campbell and Nadia Sawalha, asks if the NHS is coping.

The programme tackles the issue of the increasing levels of stress facing GPs in this country.

It also reveals the findings of a new NOP poll.


The Jeremy Vine Show
Wednesday, 24 March, 2004, 13:00 GMT
Radio 2

Jeremy Vine's topical lunchtime show broadcasts a special programme with Tim Yeo, shadow health spokesman.

The programme puts callers' questions and e-mails to Mr Yeo on the Conservative party's health policy.


Your NHS: For Better or Worse
Wednesday, 24 March, 2004, 21:00 GMT
BBC One

Billions of pounds have been spent on the NHS since the BBC's first NHS day, two years ago.

But has the investment paid off?

Presenters Nicky Campbell and Fiona Bruce examine where the money has gone.

They revisit people involved in Your NHS in 2002 and hear views from a studio audience consisting of patients, doctors and nurses and other voices from around the UK.

A specially commissioned audit from the King's Fund reveals whether the government has delivered on the NHS priorities voted for by our audience in 2002.

The programme also unveils a new interactive poll on public health covering obesity, smoking and sexual health.

And TV doctor Phil Hammond looks at patients' responsibilities to the NHS - examining how we can all help the system to work more smoothly.




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