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BBC documentary shines a light on life-changing operations at the John Radcliffe Hospital

11/06/2018
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Neurosurgeons from the John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences are set to feature in a BBC documentary called 'How the NHS Changed our World: the John Radcliffe'.

The documentary will air in June 2018 on BBC One and BBC Two, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS on 5 July, and celebrate the life-changing work of our health service.

Looking at the impact the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, and Radcliffe Infirmary have had in the area of neuroscience, the programme focuses on the formation of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences by Professor Tipu Aziz in 1993, and the work he has done with his team and continues to do with deep brain stimulation and electrical implants.

A film crew followed Professor Aziz and his team, including Mr James FitzGerald and Professor Alex Green, to show how their revolutionary surgery can offer hope to some patients battling the life-limiting tremors of Parkinson's, and help others walk again after years of constant pain.

Presented by Professor Aarti Jagannath from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the programme also explores the 300 year old ties between the John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford, and reveals how pioneering research is now making mind control a reality.

'How the NHS Changed our World: the John Radcliffe' airs on:

Wednesday 20 June, 7.00pm, BBC One (only in the south)

Thursday 28 June, 7.00pm, BBC Two

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