From Shipman to Mid Staffs – does doctor still know best?

Much recent discussion around healthcare has been focused on the NHS reforms and the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where hundreds of patients were found to have died needlessly. But do the medical profession’s problems run deeper than this? Do doctors still enjoy the automatic respect they once did? And if things are changing, is it for better or worse? Has medicine become just another job? And what kind of relationship should we expect to have with those charged with looking after our health? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas an exceptional panel of speakers don’t hold back.