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BBC documentary to film behind the scenes at Nottingham's hospitals

News   •   Aug 02, 2017 19:13 BST

After two series shot in London, Hospital is now set to focus on NottinghamThe third series of the BBC2 documentary that has been commended across the NHS - 'Hospital' - will be filmed at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

Work has already started on the third series of 'Hospital,' which is coming to Nottingham after two series of the acclaimed documentary at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.

The six-part series will go behind the scenes at Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital to show how staff are managing and responding to the competing pressures and demands on a daily basis to ensure patients get the best possible care. It also aims to show how staff are working with partners across the health and social care system to respond to changing needs, against the backdrop of the NHS's toughest ever financial challenge.

Laura Skaife-Knight, NUH's Director of Communications and External Relations, said: "Taking part in 'Hospital' was a carefully considered decision, but in the end an easy one to make. NUH has an ambition to be the NHS leader in openness and transparency and giving access to the cameras to follow the stories of our patients and staff is one of the ways we will achieve this.

"What is unique about 'Hospital' is that it goes beyond the headlines and gets under the skin of the challenges our staff experience every day and very often the difficult decisions they face in their efforts to do what is right for patients, their loved ones and carers.

"People working across the NHS can relate to these stories, many of which are replicated in many hospitals and healthcare settings up and down the country. We have incredibly dedicated staff working across our hospitals, many leading the way in their fields nationally; in some cases internationally - and yet too often their jobs are made all the more difficult because of the imperfect systems in which they are operating at both Trust and system level."

Series 3 will be filmed at NUH in January and February 2018 and is expected to be broadcast in Spring 2018.

Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Head of Programmes for Label 1, said: "When we first met the team at NUH we were really impressed by their pride, passion and enthusiasm for the work that they do. We very much look forward to making the third series of 'Hospital'with them."

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