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South Birmingham GP surgery chosen for new series of GPs: Behind Closed Doors

A GP surgery has been chosen to appear on Channel 5’s new series of GPs: Behind Closed Doors – the first time a West Midlands practice has been featured.John Hood

Patients of Hall Green Health, which is based on the Stratford Road in the Hall Green area of South Birmingham, 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.

Cameras will allow a fascinating insight into this busy practice as this popular fly-on-the-wall documentary series takes viewers into the private world of a local GP surgery to find out what happens during appointments.

John Hood, Practice Manager at Hall Green Health, 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 29 April 2019, with the expected air date of the new series around July or August.