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Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day - Episode 6

Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2013

This week's episode sets the increasing demands on the NHS against the very real costs of those demands.

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About the episode

A mobile X-ray lab tours the streets of London to deal with the rise in Tuberculosis among the homeless community. Meanwhile, as Bristol GP Liz struggles to solve complex problems in the prescribed 10-minute time slot, a Liverpool neurosurgeon prices up her theatre equipment in the hope of reining her colleagues in.

In South London, an Overseas Manager walks the wards seeking out health tourists, those non-UK residents using the NHS for free when they should be footing the bill.  

Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day can be seen on BBC Two on Tuesday 30th April 2013 at 9pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on Read more about the current series.

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