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BBC TV programme to feature GP helping family tackle health issues

TV producers are looking for a GP to work with them on a new programme exploring the health challenges facing the nation through the experiences of one family.

Production company Studio Lambert said the programme - slated for primetime BBC1 - will follow the GP as they ‘immerse themselves in the lives of one ordinary British family’ working with them on lifestyle choices and helping them to ‘make positive changes that will ultimately improve their wellbeing’.

The programme makers said they hope this will give the GP a springboard to communicate the wider health issues of the nation.

The chosen GP will only need to be available a few days each month and producers will work around their busy schedules, Studio Lambert said.

GPs interested in taking part can contact

Readers' comments (6)

  • GPs should boycott any engagement with the media until it begins to portray us in a better light

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  • waste of time. So removed from real general practice. Government needs to make it patients' responsibility to take better care of their health, and also force employers to also enable working in a way that does not contribute to health issues!
    Look at the pathetic series on Channel 5? It was nothing like the work of GPs, all glamourised and patient-focused, when the reality is very different! And did anybody notice one GP repeatedly listening to patients' chests through their clothing? Hats off if you can discern even blatant chest signs through clothing!

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  • What they will be looking for is a 'TV Personality' not a down to earth GP

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  • We need help with managing patient expectations, not raising them further above what is reasonable and realistic.

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  • There is no such thing as an 'ordinary British working family' - that's why General Practice is so interesting and challenging. I think it might prove insightful to the public.
    I myself will demure from appearing as my bum always looks big on TV

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  • People could just use common sense re: life choices or you could do a programme with the following messages;

    1. exercise more
    2. eat the right foods in sensible quantities
    3. sensible alcohol consumption
    4. avoid smoking
    5. dont do drugs

    oops i forgot - we are talking about the average british family ... let's place GPs within a family and put it on the telly ... much easier

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