Why TV show doctors are far from realistic

Jed Mercurio, doctor-turned-acclaimed TV writer of medical shows, busts the myths

Real doctors have no time for becoming involved in their patient’s lives as often as TV dramas might suggest, says someone who has walked the hospital corridors — and written about the experience. 

Jed Mercurio
Former doctor Jed Mercurio. Photo: Twitter

Doctor-turned-acclaimed TV drama writer, Jed Mercurio, whose credits include BBC hits Bodyguard and Line of Duty, says he was inspired to start writing in part