It has replaced cancer as the disease people fear most. A slow descent into dementia frightens people more than almost any other fate.
A combination of factors are combining to make this storm surge particularly powerful.
One of the biggest problems is that hospitals can't take the patients ambulances bring to A&E fast enough as they are already chockablock.
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has outlined the Government's plans to implement the recommendations of the Francis report.
Sir Bruce Keogh wants to overhaul A&Es into Major Emergency Centres and Emergency Centres in an effort to ease pressure and improve care.
Liverpool cancer rates are 25% above the national average, as new figures reveal stark differences across the country.
Owen Paterson revealed today that the badger cull in Gloucestershire had been a failure
What would you think if you knew that the CQC might use hidden cameras to check whether the care your mum received was up to scratch?
The UN IPPC report into climate change, due out tomorrow, will say scientists agree the world is getting warmer, and humans are to blame.
Jeremy Hunt plans to send in the shock troops to try and use the best hospitals to turn around those that are under performing.