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The NHS treats more than a million patients every 36 hours. The A&E at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has seen a sharp increase in numbers and today ITV News examines what is happening in these units.

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Hedgecutter lip cut treated by specialist

Scott Shaw's lip is numbed before stitches close the wound. Credit: ITV News

Scott Shaw, who has a gash in his lip from a hedgecutter accident, is now being treated by a doctor who specialises in plastic surgery.

He had a series of local anaesthetic injections around the wound before being stitched up.

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