UKTV's factual entertainment channel W has commissioned a brand new UKTV original series, Emergency Department: First Time Medics (10X60'), an insightful and honest look at the drama of A&E through the perspective of junior doctors.
Produced by Brown Bob Productions, Emergency Department: First Time Medics follows newly qualified doctors getting their first taste of emergency medicine, with filming taking place from the start of August until mid-September.
Based at The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, the series will focus on newly qualified doctors, known as Senior House Officers (SHOs), as they are thrown into the deep end at the start of their year-long placement on the NHS frontline.
Each episode will follow two or three real-time shifts, giving audiences a real insight into the doctors’ relationships with their patients, and a deeper understanding of how it feels to be at the sharp end of this incredibly demanding job.
W’s channel director, Adam Collings, said, “We are delighted to bring Emergency Department: First Time Medics to W viewers as the series really encapsulates the values that matter to them most...
"The series will provide an authentic and unfiltered look at the everyday heroes working in one of the most challenging parts of the NHS with a warmth and humour that W viewers now know to expect from our original content.”
Emile Nawagamuwa, UKTV commissioning executive, said, “It is a real privilege to be able to share the experiences of this team of junior doctors as they start their journey in the Emergency Department. As patients we often take their skills for granted but it’s incredibly important to show how challenging it is to become experts in their field...
"The Brown Bob team will bring heart and soul to this series and give viewers the chance to meet some of the extraordinary young people who have taken on the responsibility of dealing with the nation's emergencies every day.”
Jacqueline Hewer, CEO, Brown Bob Productions said “A&E is one of the most challenging environments in the NHS, and this is the perfect opportunity to show the reality faced by a new generation of doctors. We’re delighted to be working with UKTV once again and can’t wait to bring this show to W viewers.”
Emergency Department: First Time Medics will air on UKTV's free-to-air channel W.