Junior Doctors from Salford Royal Hospital have featured in a fly-on-the-wall documentary on BBC One

The programme aired its final episode last night, following the day-to-day lives of the newly-qualified doctors at the hospital in Salford

From complex medicine, surgery and the Emergency Department, cameras shadowed the junior doctors finding their feet in their new career, capturing their experiences and learning new skills

With the support of senior doctors, Sofia, Howra, Nick, Luke, Tom and Zohaib  embark on placements on different wards and departments across Salford Royal.



Run by the NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal is one of the top-performing trusts in the country. Part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, the hospital in Salford brings together over 19,000 staff and a range of hospital and community services across Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale and North Manchester.



Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director, 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.”

All four episodes of the programme are now available to watch on BBC iPlayer


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