More4 meets the UK’s most remote doctors in GPs: Treating Rural Britain

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Channel 4 has commissioned new medical series GPs: Treating Rural Britain from Curve Media (999: on The Front Line, Geordie Hospital). The brand-new series for More4 takes an intimate look at what life is like for the medical teams serving Britain’s remote and rural communities. 

Across six episodes, the series will feature eight different practices from some of the wildest and most remote locations in Britain. Meeting the NHS teams who serve these communities, the programme documents the different challenges they face and the unique cases they treat. Capturing patient consultations at the surgery, as well as filming home visits and the emergency response cases that see the GP venture out into the community.

Combining moving human interest medical stories with bigger picture revelations about primary care in rural Britain today, GPs: Treating Rural Britain will shine a light on the wider problems being faced by many GPs, in some of the most striking settings to be found anywhere in the world. 

Camilla Lewis, CEO of Curve Media said, “We are thrilled to be able to spend time with some of the UK’s most exceptional GPs in beautiful and challenging surroundings across the UK. We are also delighted to be making this for Channel 4.”  

Jasper Hone, Commissioning Executive, Channel 4 said,  “I am honoured to be bringing the vital work of these GPs to the screen with Curve Media. The series will shine a light on the invaluable services provided by these dedicated professionals, and their unwavering commitment to the communities they serve. 

GPs: Treating Rural Britain is a 6 x 60’ series made by Curve Media, with executive producer Claire Simpson and Series Producer Emma Vulliamy. The series has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Jasper Hone, Commissioning Executive, Lifestyle, and Jo Street, Head of Lifestyle.