Problems doctors have with staff work and legal and ethical problems.

Year of Production: 1970s

Color or Black and White?: Colour

Running Time: 15 mins 57 secs

Shot List


00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 TITLE 'PITFALLS IN PRACTICE' mws Law Courts in The Strand with traffic and buses past and zoom in to entrance pan down vaulted ceiling to interior of Law Courts mcu headline in newspaper about patient winning damages case presenter speaks to camera ws suburban doctor's surgery with woman and pram past titlecard 'Pitfalls in Practice' pan around waiting room in doctor's surgery vs young woman talks to receptionist presenter talks to camera ms young woman types as she listens with audio headphones presenter talks to camera vs doctor consults with young woman presenter talks to camera ms doctor introduces young woman to office staff vs graphic sequence which
feature two typists in silhouette a medical graph with medicine and spoon beach scene with sunglasses hat and cold drink people playing bowls manager talking to man in white coat against red door with 'rules' written on it ms doctor talks to receptionist ms doctor talks to patient and goes through notes mcu doctor hands prescription to patient who then walks away presenter talks to camera ms medical secretary collects notes from storage and doctor sacks her cu woman looks upset

00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 presenter talks to camera zoom out from graphic of little pile of coins with pounds sterling symbol followed by larger amounts cu graphic of stamp reading 'DHSS Demand' presenter talks to camera vs evidence being given at coroner's court vs injured woman lies in road being assisted by others cu doctor uses stethoscope and announces that woman is dead vs interior of coroner's court ms woman talking to journalists outside coroner's court presenter talks to camera vs man talks to doctor in surgery vs woman talks to doctor in surgery

00:10:00:00-00:13:31:22 cu book entitled 'Handbook on Medical Ethics' vs doctor on telephone ms cleaner trips over door mat and replaces it vs woman cleaning doctor's surgery presenter talks to camera cu Employer's Insurance certificate presenter talks to camera vs doctor talks to male patient in surgery ms doctor talks to receptionist presenter talks to camera End Titles mws doctor's desk with telephone and books ms to cu man walks in park and then suddenly clutches his lower leg vs blood flowing through capillaries (commercial for drug) mws graphic shot of breakfast table with teapot teacup strawberry jam and bread with the words 'inadequate diet' written above (commercial for drug) cu woman's hands taking doctor's notes from stack and reading them cu hands flicking through drug catalogue (commercial for drug)