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Episode 5

A day in the life of the NHS. Featuring two women whose brain surgery has a dramatic and immediate impact, and health secretary Jeremy Hunt given a tour of a new cancer centre.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 21 May 2013 01:50

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

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