Our Salford Junior Doctors hit the BBC!

BBC Junior Doctors
Our Salford Junior Doctors hit the BBC!
17 September 2019

Salford Royal - part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group - will shortly be appearing on the BBC’s Junior Doctors series next week.

Episodes will air from Sunday, September 22 on BBC3 iPlayer, with episodes starting on BBC1 on Tuesday, September 24 and running for four weeks.

Salford Royal is part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal and Pennine Acute NHS Trust and over 19,000 staff, providing a range of hospital and community services across Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester. 

The fly on-the-wall documentary follows six doctors Sofia, Howra, Nick, Luke, Tom and Zohaib  as they embark on placements on different wards and departments across Salford Royal, within a variety of different specialities, including ageing and complex medicine, surgery and the Emergency Department.

Cameras shadowed the junior doctors, many who are newly qualified, last winter, between December 2018 and February 2019, capturing them as they encountered new experiences and learned new skills, with the support of the organisation’s more senior doctors.

Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director, Salford Care Organisation, said: “As a busy organisation, it’s never an easy decision to open up your doors to film crews but we think the programme provides a really honest and interesting insight into the life of a trainee doctor.

“The programme really took me back to my own training days and how exciting and inspiring it is once you’ve left medical school and you’re continuing your learning and development on placement, applying your skills as a qualified doctor to treat and care for patients with a range of health problems and conditions, many of whom are acutely ill and vulnerable.

“Being a doctor is fantastic and rewarding, and I really hope the programme helps our younger generation to consider medicine as a possible career path.”

BBC1 episodes will be on at 10.35pm on Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, October 8 and October 15.

You can also follow the series and posts on social media, including Facebook and Twitter @SalfordRoyalNHS and @NCAlliance_NHS