The Surgery: Medicating Lewisham (4 x 60′) – A series that takes us to the heart of the doctors’ surgery. By fitting a fixed camera rig to the consulting rooms of a local surgery in Lewisham we are given exclusive access to some of the 500+ patients who pass through St John’s Medical Centre every day.
Doctors’ surgeries have never been under more pressure dealing with conditions ranging from terminal illnesses to ingrown toe nails. They deal with 90% of the NHS workload, yet only get 10% of the funding. Each episode will cover one week in the surgery, to give viewers an insight into what life is actually like on a day-to-day basis – from the volume and range of medical problems to the pressures the support team at the surgery are under.
Channel: Channel 5
Source: Channel 5 press release