Clapped Out: Is the NHS Broken?

18th October 2021 | 8pm | ITV

The National Health Service is one of our most cherished institutions – but does its performance justify the adoration it receives? Eighteen months into the worst pandemic in a century,  this hard-hitting Dispatches special throws new light on the entrenched and systemic failings which have stretched it to the limit: from a culture of secrecy and complacency to patient neglect and chronic staff shortages.  Award-winning journalist Matthew Syed travels the country asking some tough questions about our much-loved NHS, finding out what’s good and bad about our healthcare provision and seeing how it compares with other systems around the world.