Nov 5 2013 by Mark Johnson, Formby Times
A FORMBY clinic has signed-up a celebrity TV general practitioner as their latest recruit.
Doctor Arun Ghosh, who appears on the BBC Breakfast programme, has been employed at the new Spire hospital in Formby.
The 34-year-old GP, who will be providing general practice services at the venue on Three Tuns Lane, said that he loves working in Formby.
And he exclusively revealed that he hopes to land his own medical TV programme.
He said: “I love it here in Formby because there is an intimate feeling to the place.
“Everyone knows each other and there is a relaxed feeling with all of the people that I have met here so far at the clinic.
“You get that feeling when you go to the Italian restaurant as well because everyone seems to know everyone else.
“I think what is different about Formby, from other areas that I have worked in, is that the patients here appreciate the fact that you can sit down and talk to them in a relaxed way. That allows you to build-up a relationship with them which is fantastic.
“Formby’s a beautiful area to be in because it does not have the hustle and bustle of a major city like say in Liverpool.
“I think that Formby is an undiscovered area and a very peaceful place to take a walk at lunch time.”
The Merseyside-born doctor is looking forward to his time at the clinic.
He said: “As for my new role, I’m very excited to be joining the team at Spire Formby clinic. Throughout my career I’ve built up a diverse range of experience around the Liverpool area, including A&E, obstetrics, paediatrics, sexual health, surgery and general medicine.
“The new Spire Formby clinic provides a variety of care to local residents from GP services to specialist surgery and treatments, and so really allows me to utilise my skills.”
His ambition is to start his own medical TV programme which could be shown from Formby.
He said: “I’m working on a plan for a new daytime TV show which I would be presenting.
“It would be on ITV and it would be similar to shows like This Morning. But the focus would be on medical matters and we could talk about all sorts of different matters such as heart transplants, or IVF or cancer treatment. ITV want to do it because they think that it is missing out on a medical show and that would be its niche in the market.
“One of the places that it could be shown at is here in Formby.
“There is plenty of natural light and the rooms are very big so they would be able to fit a camera crew in.”