31/10/2011

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Duration: 29 minutes

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh examines the radical reforms being made to children's heart services across the country and asks if the capital will be made worse off. Richard Adams meets the protesters camping outside St Paul's and discovers how they are using innovative methods to organise themselves. And Steven Berkoff looks back at the Battle of Cable St, which united the East End against fascism.

  • Fears for children's heart services in London

    Fears for children's heart services in London

    Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh examines the radical reforms being made to children's heart services across the country and asks if London will be worse off.

    Making children's heart surgery safer was the key priority for Safe and Sustainable, a national review which has broad support from eminent surgeons.

    It recommended that 11 units across Britain should be reduced to seven.

    Inside Out looks at the impact on children's heart surgery in London.

    Surgeons from the Royal Brompton Hospital told Inside Out that they also felt that the heart review had overlooked the effect on Cystic Fibrosis patients and research in Europe's leading centre for respiratory medicine.

    They believe the review was a foregone conclusion.

    Safe and Sustainable say that the hospital was consulted and that their respiratory work will continue with severe cases being seen elsewhere.

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    BBC News: Fears for children's heart services in London

Credits

Presenter
Matthew Wright
Reporter
Steven Berkoff
Series Producer
Andy Richards

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