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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....

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  • Mubeen Irfan

    Have you ever read a book where you are laughing out loud every single page with a big smile on your face throughout and then choke up on the ending page? I do not know of any book where I have dropped so far down in so little time. Maybe a few Breaking Bad episodes but no book that I can recall. That is the beauty of (Dr.?) Adam Kay mic drop.

    I ended up googling junior doctor crises, reading up on how NHS is faring so bad after setting health care standards for rest of the world for so many yea

  • Gaby

    "Such an inspirational view of working in the NHS. The humour throughout gave it a lighthearted feel but it also very cleverly touched on a number of concerning issues. Very informative regarding medical vocabulary and procedures which makes this book extremely accessible to the general public! Would hugely recommend!"

    The book follows Kay on his medical journey as a Junior Doctor across different placements. It allow a very transparent view of responsibility, feasibility, and capabilities of a y

  • Anne HS

    The Best Medicine

    Well, you may not die laughing, but I was certainly in stitches and convulsed with hysterics, not to mention emotionally distraught, reading this diary of a junior doctor‘s training in the NHS. Apart from the side-splitting humour, it is an excoriating account of the manifold administration deficiencies throughout the National Health Service, once the jewel in the crown of Britain’s welfare society.

    The author decided to specialise in ‘obs & gynae’ (known in the medical worl

  • Rebecca Foster

    Kay practiced medicine for six years before leaving to write comedy for TV. These occasional diary entries spanning 2004 to 2010 are very funny indeed. He specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (“brats and twats”), and some of the humor is rather puerile but stays just the right side of tasteful. Although he plays his experience for laughs, he can be serious, too, showing how overworked and underappreciated young doctors can be – especially thanks to recent NHS policy. The incident that led to ...more

  • Liz Janet

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention:

    For years I have been watching news comedy shows from the U.K., mostly Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News, and in every series the panel has to dispel the opinions of some member of the conservative government about how the NHS is a cancer and the portrayal of Junior Doctors as money-grabbing and undeserving people who only seek their own wealth. This book is a more direct answer to tho

  • 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

  • Mook Woramon

    บันทึกไดอารีเลาเรืองราวชีวิตประจำวันในชวงทีเรียนอยูของอดีตหมอทีเคยเรียนสูตินรีเวช แลวลาออกตอนปีสุดทายกอนจบ

    มีทังเรืองสุข ทุกข เศรา เซง ใตสะดือหนอยๆ เนืองจากสูตินรีเวชกไมพนไปจากอวัยวะสืบพันธุผูหญิงนันแหละ

    จะอานเอาสนุก เอาฮากได เพราะเรืองทีฮากฮาจริง แมภาษาอังกฤษไมแขงกเขาใจได ความฮาจะปนทะลึง ตลกโปกฮา เพราะหมอสูตินรีเวชกยุงอยูกับตรงนันของผูหญิง เชน มีคนใสอะไรแปลกๆในชองคลอดแลวเอาออกไมไดตองใหหมอเอาออกให คนไขหลังคลอดขอกินรกตัวเอง คูสามีภรรยามาปรึกษาวาทำไมไมมีถุงยางทีไซสพอดีกับเคา เมือใหสามีใสใหดูปรากฏวาไ

  • Noriko

    The first thing that comes to mind about this book was: Hilarious and hard-hitting. I tend to get bored by non-fiction books especially memoirs, but I had such a great reading experience, I had so much fun reading this book.

    The author, Adam Kay, is now a comedian and a comedy writer but he also has a track record as an obstetrician and worked for NHS before he changed his occupation.

    This book is basically composed of his diary entries when he was working for NHS, a stripped-down accounts of life