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Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day


This week we’re watching Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day. What did you think of it?

The BBC Two series looks at a single day in the NHS, which has been filmed by 100 cameras across Britain.

The viewer is asked to consider whether we take the largest public healthcare system in the world for granted, and the programme also reminds us that what we expect from the NHS is ever increasing.

In episode 5, we see a neurosurgeon from University College London Hospitals treating a patient with violent tremors.

We also meet chemotherapy nurse Laura Chandler from The Christie. We see her caring for the patient Barry, who was receiving chemotherapy for the first time. We hear Laura saying that the reason she came into the job was to help people and make them smile.

The cameras also follow Terry and Chris, two people with mental health problems, who were visiting the zoo.

What did you think of the programme? Did it show the challenges and pressures that are faced by the NHS?

Your comments could be published in the magazine.

  • What? Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day
  • When? Tuesdays at 9.00pm on BBC Two

Readers' comments (3)

  • tinkerbell

    I've been watching it for some weeks, think it's BRILLIANT and shows what was OUR NHS at its finest.

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  • tinkerbell

    just 5 mins into 24hrs in A&E. Wonderful doctors, nurses, healthcare workers.

    Love ya's.

    As the title says 'No regrets'. Our wonderful NHS. Dedicated, committed. Keep on trucking you lovely people.

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  • its great watching it. It shows the NHS trying to do its job despite the problem patients we sometimes have to deal with. Luckily most patients are fine and appreciate the care they get.

    I hope the government watched it and the daily mail who seen intent on wanting privatization.

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