File on 4
Summary: A podcast offering Radio 4's award winning, flagship investigative series File on 4.
Where have all the nurses gone? In the middle of a winter crisis why is the NHS so short of staff and how much is it costing to plug the gaps?
Benefit sanctions are among the reasons for the use of food banks. Allan Urry investigates the sanctions system and asks why so many people feel they've been unfairly penalised.
Violence in many of Britain's prisons is at a record high. Twenty five years after the Strangeways riots, is the system again reaching breaking point?
Is demand for continuing nursing care about to tip health service finances over the edge? The Government is creating a long-term care fund but does it have a long-term future?
After recent cases in which Asian men were convicted of grooming white girls, Manveen Rana asks whether there is also a hidden problem of child sex abuse within Asian communities.
Simon Cox investigates why it took so long for the world to wake up to the threat of Ebola. He asks what mistakes were made and if enough is being done now?
In its biggest outsourcing to date, the NHS in England has invited bidders for contracts to run cancer and end-of-life care in parts of the Midlands. Hugh Pym investigates.
Are official crime figures failing to capture the rise in fraud? Danny Shaw investigates and asks whether the police have the resources and expertise to tackle the problem.
How secure are Britain's borders at a time when the Government is battling illegal immigration across the Channel and trying to monitor extremists returning from fighting abroad?
Was LIBOR just the tip of the iceberg? Financial regulators are investigating whether other global markets have been rigged to boost bank profits. Lesley Curwen investigates.
With national and local enquiries into historic sexual abuse, Jane Deith talks to former pupils assaulted at Knowl View School in Rochdale about the effect on their lives.
A child with cancer - every parent's nightmare: Are red tape and commercial considerations standing in the way of new drugs which could mean the difference between life and death?
The Government wants to help small business by ensuring their bills are paid on time. But can it succeed when even some public sector contracts are leaving companies in trouble?
Are international regulations designed to stop money and equipment reaching terrorist organisations curtailing vital aid programmes in some of the world's most troubled regions?
Are the hundreds of women held at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre safe? Simon Cox investigates calls for the centre to be closed amid claims of sexual abuse and poor health care.