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Patients to be filmed at Hall Green GP surgery for TV show

Solihull Editorial 26th Apr, 2019   0

A MEDICAL centre in Hall Green has been chosen to appear on Channel 5’s new series about the private world of GPs’ surgeries.

It will be the first time a West Midlands practice has been featured on the show, GPs: Behind Closed Doors.

Patients of Hall Green Health, Stratford Road, will be given the opportunity to consent to appear on the TV show as they visit the practice for appointments over the next nine months.

The fly-on-the-wall documentary series gives to find out what happens during appointments.

Practice manager John Hood said: “The whole practice is really excited about being a part of GPs: Behind Closed Doors.

“Like most practices, we work under pressured circumstances but, at Hall Green Health, we have really taken the opportunity to review our situation and endeavoured to innovate; to create new ways of working that have enabled us to improve the service to our patients.

“This will be a great opportunity to showcase and share some of the things that have really worked for us.”

He added: “There are cameras in six consultation rooms; a minor operations room; treatment room; as well as an area of the waiting room; the reception desk and records desk – in fact there are 44 cameras in total, with four filming at any one time.

“We would like to reassure those visiting Hall Green Health that only patients and staff who give their consent will be captured on camera, however, so far just setting up the cameras has created quite a buzz of excitement.”

Filming is due to start five-days-a-week from Monday (April 29) with an expected broadcast date of around July or August.


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