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Image caption Stewart takes at least two injections a week BBC Radio 5 Live has been given exclusive access to a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales. It’s the first of its kind in the UK, where doctors and nurses carry out blood and heart-function tests on users, while also giving advice about the substances […]
Hospital services are facing mounting pressure. Staff shortages, rising demand and a squeeze on budgets mean waiting times are rising in many places. And while the health service still sees most patients quickly – whether they turn up at an accident and emergency unit, need cancer treatment or have to have an operation – growing […]
Image copyright DAVID NASRALLA Image caption The perfusion machine mimics a transplant, keeping the liver warm A hospital has become the first in the UK to bring state-of-the-art liver technology into routine use. The “perfusion machine” at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge keeps a donor liver “alive” outside the body by pumping it with blood, nutrients […]