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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands....

Title : This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
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ISBN : 35235302
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Status : Available For Download
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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Reviews

  • Stacey (prettybooks)

    This is Going to Hurt is one of my favourite books of the year. If you're all over book industry news, you'll know that it just won the Non-Fiction Award and Readers Choice Award in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, and I'm sure they are the first of many accolades! I know that I've been recommending it to everyone I know, young and old.

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  • Diana

    Somewhere around 2.5... maybe 3

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  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

    An insightful biographical account of a former doctor of the NHS. Written in diary form it's often comical.... Often sad.... A complete eye opener that is both heartwarming and alarming. Thank goodness for those medical professionals who choose to work in the NHS... I wish they had better (humanly reasonable hours) and better pay. I hope the government read and take notice of this book!

  • Leo Robertson


    Breezed through this one. The sense of humour worked well, balanced with the horrors of Kay's job.

    An Xmas present from my sis. She said, "You won't regret quitting medicine after reading this."

    She knows I don't, really, though reading this I wondered if I would.

    I think people assume I regret quitting medicine more than I do, which is, not at all. It had "not for me" all over it, and I've never experienced such an immense relief since leaving. My body was like, "Yeees, shut this shit do

  • Petra X

    I finished the book. It was a mostly irreverent look at the early years of being a junior doctor, then an obstetrician, until something catastrophic happens to a patient and the author turned from medicine to writing comedy. It was an excellent read, one good anecdote after another and rather than a review I'd like to summarise two. One concerns herbal medicine and the other the very serious topic of spousal abuse and how the hospital dealt with it in pregnant women.

    1. Herbal A woman had come to

  • Ferdy

    The one thing I didn't like about this was the humour, it didn't work for me, there were like bad dad jokes. I mean, there were a couple of times I laughed a little but usually the humour fell flat, I would have preferred there'd been no attempt at humour at all, as it felt too forced and cheesy. Apart from that, this was an excellent read. Adam Kay kept a diary about his

    experiences as a junior doctor, everything from his early days to becoming a registrar and then his decision to quit medicine

  • Karen

    Thanks to two longish train journeys I started and finished this book today. You can believe the blurb, it is hilarious. Properly laugh out loud funny. It's also poignant and a timely reminder of what a resource the NHS is and how it has been eaten away by politicians. You really should read this book, you'll love it. Unless you are squeamish or pregnant. If you are pregnant, wait till your baby is born then read it. If you are squeamish, read it with your eyes closed or a bucket beside you! Jus ...more

  • George (BuriedInBooks)

    Hi friends, welcome back to my latest review! This time I review the true story of a junior doctor on the front line during the NHS crisis.Adam Kay decided to go to medical school after school and thus began years of training and placements in NHS hospitals around the country. Adam started as a House Officer after many years he works his way up the ladder.

    This is going to hurt is the dairy entry's of Adams time with the NHS. This book will make you laugh, cry then laugh again as well as shocking