GLASGOW-based independent TV production company, Matchlight, has just completed its first film for Channel 4’s flagship current affairs strand, Dispatches.
The Truth About Junior Doctors: Channel 4 Dispatches screens tonight at 2000 hours.
Thirteen years ago, Dr Christian Jessen (presenter of C4’s Embarrassing Bodies) was a junior doctor working long hours which he feared might be putting patients at risk. But three years ago, European regulations were brought in to limit hours, to protect both doctors and patients. But in this Dispatches, Dr Christian discovers that junior doctors across Britain say they are still regularly working up to 90 hours a week.
Matchlight’s managing director, David Smith, answers the questions…