Pets as Therapy are a fantastic charity who have provided a practical theraputic service to various people in assorted contexts, here you can hear them work their magic on the TopMedTalk team.

What are the advantages of taking pets into the ward? Can patients benefit from some therapy from our ‘hairy friends’? Meet the volunteers and practitioners who have a dogged determination to cheer up our patients.

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests; Hillary Burbage, with Matlock, Pamela Pearl, with Frankie, Suzy Emsden with Alfie the therapy dog and Matthew Robinson, national project co-ordinator for Pets as Therapy.