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

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

The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year
Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.

As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club

This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

Title : This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
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    This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Reviews

  • Emily May

    “So I told them the truth: the hours are terrible, the pay is terrible, the conditions are terrible; you’re underappreciated, unsupported, disrespected and frequently physically endangered. But...

  • Petra-X Off having adventures

    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 med...

  • Ruby Granger

    SUCH an important book. Anyone who does not work in the NHS should be obliged to read this....

  • jessica

    this is an overall entertaining read and one that has a massive societal importance. it often goes unrecognised just how difficult it is for a doctor during their residency. ‘so i told them the t...

  • Sara

    ‘Promise me this, next time the government takes its pickaxe to the NHS, don’t just accept what the politicians try to feed you.’2020 - Listened to this on Audio book, its narrated by Adam Kay a...

  • Emma

    A genuinely funny collection of stories from a former doctor; some so horrifying, surprising, or amusing that I had those hard-to-breathe-while-laughing moments, immediately making Audible clips and s...

  • Sean Barrs

    I once met Adam Kay, and he left a distinct negative impression on me.He was performing at the theatre where I used to work. And I feel like I can write this now, I no longer work there so these words...

  • Diane S ?

    I so needed this book. Of course in the states we don't have National Health, but many of the snippets of humor are universal. Irreverent humor, spread around. If you are easily offended this book is ...

  • Sara

    I loved this. In part funny and heartwarming, yet also utterly heartbreaking and disillusioned. I think this strikes a particular cord with me at the moment as the author was an obs & gynae doctor, an...

  • Dem

    A series of supposedly funny anecdotes that felt more like a podcast than a novel. Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsi...