Documentary to show ‘real Peak practice’

Group and individual shots for The Real Peak Practice".
Group and individual shots for The Real Peak Practice".
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A new BBC television programme is to focus on the work of a Peak District GP practice.

The Real Peak Practice is a two-part documentary which will show a year in the life of Baslow Health Centre, near Chatsworth.

Camera crews from BBC East Midlands will show the real lives of doctors, nurses and patients at the practice, which has one of the oldest populations in the country.

Executive producer Sally Bowman said: “Working on The Real Peak Practice has been a humbling experience.

“The team at Baslow Health Centre are so dedicated to their patients and determined to do their best in sometimes very difficult circumstances.”

One of the stars of the show, lead GP Louise Jordan, has a particular interest in end of life care, not least after the experience she had caring for her terminally ill husband.

She said: “The long game, I now realise, is that I’m there to be on people’s journey and that’s very powerful if you can support people.”

The series is narrated by local actor Dominic West and will be shown on BBC One in the East Midlands on Thursday July 23, and Thursday, July 30, at 7pm.