Inside Health

BBC Radio 4


Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney


MM: IH: GP Access, Telehealth, ICU, Sewage

July 24th, 2012

Episode 106 of 329 episodes

Do you have trouble getting an appointment to see your GP? Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Dr Clare Gerada offers some insight. Telehealth - providing health monitoring or advice at a distance using technology - has been heralded as a cost effective way to better medical care. Is it delivering benefits? The importance of getting sedation right in intensive care - Dr Mark Porter finds out why so many seriously ill people dream they are on a space ship run by aliens. And beware the hazards lurking in the water in hot weather. Inside Health investigates sewage levels in the sea at Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset.