Confessions of a Junior Doctor is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times, told by the junior doctors on the front line. This episode follows the junior doctors looking after Northampton General’s youngest and often most fragile patients. Working in the paediatric department brings juniors into contact with acutely sick babies, anxious parents and the unpredictability of childbirth.
For those just embarking on a paediatric career, it’s a wake-up call. Fahim is a third year doctor taking his first steps onto the children’s wards. He has been placed on the neo-natal unit, looking after premature babies and those born with acute illness. Working weeks of night shifts in such a stressful environment takes its toll on Fahim, who begins to wonder whether he’s cut out to look after such delicate and difficult patients.
Neeta, on the other hand, has wanted to be a paediatrician since she was a child herself. Now that she’s a registrar, Neeta is making important decisions about who gets admitted to hospital and who gets sent home.
In Northampton, they haven’t had an increase in paediatric bed numbers for 20 years and Neeta has to make tough decisions.
Series Director: Will Lorimer
Series Producer: Clare Cameron
Producer and Director: Will Jessop
Executive Producers: David Clews, Grace Reynolds
Production Company: TwoFour
Confessions Of A Junior Doctor Episode 3 airs on Wednesday 3 May 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.