Episode 5

Image for Episode 5Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 1 hour

Agnes and Rose are in hospital in London to have brain surgery to help control their tremors, which has a dramatic and immediate impact. In Blackpool, Terry, a patient in a psychiatric unit, is taken on a day trip to the zoo to help assess whether he's well enough to return to the community. We meet some of the 130 chemotherapy patients that are treated at a Manchester Cancer Unit on any one day and follow Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, just six weeks into the job, being given a tour of a new cancer centre in London.

The film shows the challenge of taking care of people with long-term conditions, a job only likely to get tougher with an ageing population.

Credits

Executive Producer
Amy Flanagan
Executive Producer
Magnus Temple
Series Editor
Zac Beattie

Broadcasts

Get your free booklet from The Open University

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS In A Day

Get a personal view of life as an NHS healthcare professional, with the OU’s free booklet

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss