Trust to feature in new BBC2 medical series using augmented reality to help patients learn more about their medical conditions

Staff and patients from across our hospitals will feature in brand new six-part series for BBC2, starting at 8pm tonight.

The series, presented by Kate Garraway and Dr Guddi Singh, aims to help patients understand more about their medical conditions by using state-of-the-art technology to see their scans in an immersive way using augmented reality.


The Trust will feature in four of the six episodes and will feature a range of medical conditions, from fibroids to frozen shoulder.

The first episode will see consultant gynaecologist Mr Stephen Quinn and his patient Hilda, and consultant radiologist Dr Dimitri Amiras and his patient Trudi, visit the BBC’s imaging centre to see their hospital scans in a way they’ve never seen before. The episode will then follow Hilda and Trudi’s treatment at the Trust and their recovery.

Dr Dimitri Amiras, consultant radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “It’s great to see imaging at the forefront of this new medical series. We have used the technology in different ways across our hospitals over the years – in medical education, clinical training, across different surgeries, and even as part of our response to Covid-19 - but it’s been really insightful to use it in a way where we can truly empower a patient by enabling them to see and understand more about what’s happening inside their body.”

Watch the documentary on BBC2 at 8pm on Wednesday evenings or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Staff and patients from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust and HCA International Limited are also featured across the series.