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Episode 7

A day in the life of the NHS, this time beyond the hospital environment. Featuring the work of air ambulance crews, district nurses, paramedics, GPs and even students.

This episode takes a look at the NHS outside of the hospital environment, and through a vast patchwork of experiences reveals the health system's role in British lives from cradle to grave.

Featuring a Yorkshire District Nurse who spends her day changing dressings and tubes for elderly patients, a maverick GP in Everton who takes in addicts and abusive patients who have been rejected by other surgeries, and a pair of West Midlands paramedics who compare their nightshift to that of a mini-cab service. In London, the air ambulance crew rush to the scene of two serious accidents, whilst in Birmingham, a medical student makes his 16th sperm donation.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 4 Jun 2013 01:30

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Credits

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

Broadcasts

  • Tue 7 May 2013 21:00
  • Thu 16 May 2013 00:20
  • Fri 17 May 2013 00:20
  • Tue 4 Jun 2013 01:00
  • Tue 4 Jun 2013 01:30

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