Social media reaction to GP TV documentary The Real Peak Practice

The BBC2 TV documentary The Real Peak Practice followed the life of Dr Louise Jordan and team as they cared for their largely elderly rural population.

Dr Abi Waterfall (centre left) and Dr Louise Jordan (centre right) and team
Dr Abi Waterfall (centre left) and Dr Louise Jordan (centre right) and team

Speaking to GPonline Dr Jordan said she wanted the public to see the importance of small, rural general practice. ‘We know our patients, from cradle to grave, and we can really individualise treatment.

'And if you get really big, federated practices trying to cover ludicrous hours of work, you'll lose that personalised relationship which is very reassuring for the patient and really cost effective.

'We manage risk all the time and if we know our patients we don't admit or refer half as often as you would if you didn't know someone - so, it's a plea to keep the model.’

So what did the viewers think of The Real Peak Practice? You can catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

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