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Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 3

Updated Monday 8th April 2013

Episode three this week shows the vastly different contexts in which the NHS operates; urban and rural. 

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About the episode

This week's episode shows the vastly different contexts in which the NHS operates; urban and rural; both the cutting edge treatment for those who are critically ill with the more everyday procedures that make up the ailments and dilemmas of modern Britain.

Meet a GP struggling with an unusual medical emergency on a Scottish island and a top surgeon performing a high risk brain operation while the patient Daryl is still awake. In London, Pat waits anxiously for his wife Laura to come round from an induced coma.

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day can be seen on BBC Two on Tuesday 9th April 2013 at 9pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

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