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Surgery's Dirty Secrets

Vigorous investigation of a topical issue. Panorama investigates concerns about the quality of surgical instruments being used on patients in the UK. Reporter Samantha Poling hears from those working inside the NHS who claim that tools with dangerous defects are being supplied to hospitals.

Panorama travels to Pakistan, where the majority of the world's surgical instruments are made, and finds an industry blighted by poor quality control and child labour where workers manufacture tools for £2 a day. Reporter Sam Poling asks whether the NHS is sourcing goods ethically and is doing all it can to protect the health of its patients.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Jul 2011 00:55
BBC One Wales


Role Contributor
ReporterSamantha Poling
ReporterSamantha Poling
ProducerLiam McDougall
ProducerLiam McDougall