Matron, Medicine and Me: 70 Years of the NHS

August 2017
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July 6, 2016

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In the third programme of this series about the NHS, former JLS star Oritse Williams uses his experience of caring for his mum's MS to examine how the NHS has taken care of the nation's elderly population. His mum has recently moved into a new assisted flat and Oritse visits her to see how she is settling in. He talks to his mum about her MS and the impact it had on him growing up.
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July 5, 2016

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Myleene Klass looks at the development of nursing in the NHS. She has a personal connection as her mother came to work as a nurse from the Philippines in the 70s. Myleene and her mum Magdalena travel to Northgate Hospital, where her mother started work 41 years ago. Magdalena gets emotional as the memories come flooding back.
July 2016
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July 8, 2016

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Eric Knowles looks at the development of the NHS through his own harrowing personal experience as a child. When Eric was nine, he was hospitalised for six weeks with suspected leukaemia. The experience was lonely but not without its perks and the toys he was given sparked an interest in collecting which has never left him.
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July 7, 2016

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Miriam Margoyles travels to Scotland to unravel her father's Jewish roots. Joseph Margolyes was born in 1899 and grew up in the Gorbals. Back then it was a severely deprived area and Miriam believes it was these early experiences of poverty that drove him to train as a GP. Miriam goes to a surgery in the east end of Glasgow that is part of a group called The Deep End, which helps people in the most deprived areas. Glasgow has the lowest life expectancy in the UK and poverty still plays a huge p...
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July 4, 2016

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Lucy Alexander finds out about how the NHS looks after children and treats those with disabilities. Lucy's daughter Kitty suffered from transverse myelitis when she was seven. It is a rare neurological disorder where the body's immune system reacts to an infection causing inflammation and scarring in the spinal cord. The disease left her daughter fighting for her life and unable to walk.
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