Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a collection of stories about Dr Finlay, Dr Cameron and their housekeeper Janet in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae in the 1920s. The stories are based on author AJ Cronin’s own experiences as a doctor. The BBC adapted the stories for television in the 1960s, and again in the 1990s.
Jo Hood of the Head Medical recruitment agency recently claimed that the depiction of the rural Scottish GP practice in Dr Finlay’s Casebook is hindering attempts to solve the country’s GP shortage, putting off potential candidates. (The Independent, 2 October 2016)
Who knows what is putting the candidates off …. The natty NHS standard Scottish GP uniform? The quaint promotional images?? The fact that Scotland appears to be scaled in English miles???