Gps Who Need Gps

Episodes

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01Doctor Of The Isles2010081220110605

GP Rachel Weldon's Medical Practice stretches beyond the shores of the remote Isle of Eigg to cover the other Small Isles of Muck, Rum and Canna.

The very much suburban GP Phil Hammond narrates the journeys taken by Rachel, her husband and boatman Eric and collie dog Laurie, as they carry out their monthly round to Canna.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

Tracking the Small Isles GP Rachel Weldon as she does her rounds in her inflatable boat.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

02The Flying Doctor2010081920110612

Phil Hammond's patients come to him, and he likes to work civilised hours.

Not so for Malcolm Russell who drives over 150 miles to come to the aid of casualties who may be anywhere in Surrey.

Malcolm is a member of the Surrey Air Ambulance, and for two days a fortnight he flies with them.

Phil Hammond narrates the extraordinary journey of Dr Russell as he fights sleep and leaps to action as part of the helicopter crew.

Produced by Lucy Lloyd.

The travels of Dr Malcolm Russell as he works with the helicopter ambulance.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

03Doc Of The Antarctic2010082320110619

GP Phil Hammond compares his commute to that of Claire Lehman, who travelled to work via Madrid, Santiago and the Falkland Islands before flying into Rothera in the Antarctic.

As she watches for killer whales, carries out postmistress duties, cooks for her colleagues and prepares for potential Antarctic casualties, the differences between this remote job and the life of a typical GP like Phil is brought sharply into focus.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

Life as a GP resident in the Antarctic.

As she watches for killer whales, carries out postmistress duties, cooks for her colleagues and prepares for potential Antarctic casualities, the differences between this remote job and the life of a typical GP like Phil is brought sharply into focus.

04Doctor On Your Trail2010082620110626

Dr Phil Hammond tells the story of another GP who experiences extraordinary journeys as part of their work.

Frostbite, altitude sickness and machete accidents.

All injuries that expedition doctors can come across as they travel throughout the world with charity fundraisers, gap year students and adventurers.

All fairly unusual for your standard practising GP.

As Alex Hoskin prepares to climb Africa's highest mountain, Phil Hammond tells his story of nerves, excitement....and potential lion attacks.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

Charting the preparations of a GP as he prepares for the expedition of a lifetime.

05 LASTThe Ship's Doctor20100902

Decompression sickness in the Caribbean, dentistry in the Mediterranean...Dr Mark Mason sees it all aboard the Crown Princess cruiseliner.

As he travels the world Mark is responsible for the doctoring of over 3000 passengers and crew.

Dr Phil Hammond contrasts this exotic life with his own Bristol general practice, and wonders if his fear of sea sickness could be compensated by the benefits of travelling the seven seas.

Produced by Lucy Adam.

Dr Phil Hammond contrasts his working day with the exotic life of a GP on a cruise ship.