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The Surgery booked in for daytime appointment on Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 has announced today that 15-minute editions of The Surgery* will be broadcast during its daytime programming, when this year's exam results are issued, to offer support and advice to those who have received their grades and are deciding what to do next.

On the days that the GCSE, A Level, Standard & Higher results are announced, Aled Haydn Jones is set to host a special 15-minute Surgery during Fearne Cotton's weekday show (10am-12.45pm).

During each mini Surgery, Aled, alongside an expert, will answer texts, take calls from listeners and give advice that will help students decide the next steps to take.

Standard & Higher results come out on 5 August, A Levels results are issued on 19 August, followed by GCSE results on 24 August. On each of these dates, phone lines open from 10am and Aled and a team of experts will answer calls and offer advice and support to students before The Surgery begins on air. The number to call from 10am on each day is: 03700 100 100**.

Listeners will also be able to get lots of advice on the recently re-launched Surgery advice website, at: bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice.

Aled Haydn Jones says: "Exam results are a significant event in the lives of our young listeners, so it's important we reflect that throughout the day on Radio 1.

"The mini Surgery specials will be a place where listeners can share experiences and we can give help, support and advice when it's needed."

Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra's social action campaigns are an integral part of the stations' ethos and service to young people – offering support networks/information and a platform for young people to give their opinions.

The stations have an exceptional reputation for raising awareness of different topics and for the information they provide. Recent campaigns have included body image, volunteering and The Summer Surgery.

Radio 1 is available on FM, DAB, Digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/radio1.

Notes to Editors

*The Surgery with Aled Haydn Jones is on every Sunday from 9-10pm on Radio 1

**Standard rates apply. The Radio 1 text number is 81199 – network rates apply.

ER

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