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Episode 2

Stacey Dooley, Jonnie Peacock, Ann Widdecombe and Michael Mosley work alongside staff at King's College Hospital to find out what it takes to keep the nation alive.

At King's College Hospital, reporter Stacey Dooley, Paralympic gold medalist Jonnie Peacock, ex-politician Ann Widdecombe and medical journalist Michael Mosley work alongside hospital staff to find out, from the people who know the NHS best, just what it takes to keep the nation alive.

In the second episode Ann tackles the bed crisis head-on by becoming a bed manager. Stacey, who had a heart murmur as a child, discovers how the country's biggest killer is affecting the NHS, as she works in Kings College Hospital's cardiac unit - the first of its kind to treat heart attacks while they're happening. In the maxillofacial department, which treats injuries and diseases of the head and neck, Michael wants to find out what stops junior doctors leaving despite facing up to 18 years of training before they can become a consultant. And having spent many months in a hospital as a child, Jonnie explores how they look after their most vulnerable patients - emotionally as well as physically.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Jul 2018 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stacey Dooley
Presenter Jonnie Peacock
Presenter Ann Widdecombe
Presenter Michael Mosley
Executive Producer Helen Thomas
Series Producer Tom Coveney

Broadcasts

  • Thu 5 Jul 2018 21:00
  • Sun 8 Jul 2018 22:30
  • Thu 19 Jul 2018 00:15
  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 21:00