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Birmingham GP practice set for TV focus next week

A Birmingham GP practice and its patients will be appearing in the latest TV series of the popular Channel 5 show GPs: Behind Closed Doors, which begins next Wednesday (18 March 2020) at 8pm.

Hall Green Health, which is based on the Stratford Road, in the Hall Green area of Birmingham was selected as the first practice in the West Midlands to appear on the show.

This series, the seventh, is set to start and will run for nine months. Previous series have filmed at GP surgeries in ​Bradford, Bristol, Slough and South London​. 

​The show will provide a fascinating insight into this busy practice, taking viewers into the private world of a local GP surgery to find out what happens during appointments.

Filming began in April last year (2019), and the practice was fitted out with 44 cameras; with four shooting at any one time, five-days-a-week. They have captured a consultation room, a minor operations room and a treatment room, as well as waiting area, reception and records desks, and all the patients featured have provided their consent to be filmed and appear on the TV show.

John Hood, Practice Manager at Hall Green Health, said: “We’re so excited that the show is set to start next week. The filming provided the team with an opportunity to demonstrate the many new ways of working we have developed and implemented to improve the service to our patients. It was a great opportunity to showcase and share some of the things that have really worked for us.

“The patients were also fantastic; first for agreeing to be filmed, and second for being brave enough to discuss personal, important issues on camera. This allowed showcasing typical problems faced by patients in the 21st century.”

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