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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
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9.0 (42 Ratings)
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Personal stories helping to see the NHS and the role of doctors in a positive light (0 more)
Funny and uplifting
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
8
9.0 (42 Ratings)
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Loved the insight into who the people working within the NHS are treated (0 more)
Same as the good, the insight into how we treat our NHS employees (0 more)
Good Read, became very repetitive towards the end
This book really did give me an insight into how our NHS is being run into the ground. A business (and that is what the NHS is) that is run by senior leaders who do not care about the workers. This highlighted this on numerous occasions and was really sad to see and hear. If people red the book who had been thinking about joining the NHS they may now have had a change of heart.

Adam's anecdotes and stories are fantastic, what some people do for sex :) is concerning.

I really enjoyed who Adam took us through a journey and a rollercoaster of emotions. It is a shame that him and probably so many others are leaving the profession because of being under paid and over worked.

At the end of the book it felt that the stories did become very similar and therefore lost its shock value. But it was however an interesting read and I would recommend to friends.
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
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9.0 (42 Ratings)
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Humorous, insightful and fascinating
We all know about the NHS and doctors and hospitals, yet I'm sure for the majority of us that don't work in this sector, we don't have the slightest idea what goes on in reality.

Adam Kay's book is a fascinating insight into the NHS and the real working life of a doctor. It's ridiculously funny, emotional, heartwarming and also depressing to think this is the state of our health service. I dare you to read this and not feel anything. You can't say a bad word about the NHS after reading this (not that I ever did). I feel glad that Adam has provided such an insightful and thought provoking view of the NHS. I shed a tear when I reached the end and I would have quite happily read a lot more of his stories and anecdotes, they're fascinating.

A must read for anyone in the UK.
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
8
9.0 (42 Ratings)
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A truely moving first hand account of what happens within the NHS. The daily struggles faced not only by the inidividuals who are doctors but families aswell.
Heartbreakingly funny at points and the realism hits and the most unexpected times.
A wonderful readig experience documented to absolute perfection.
  
Hacked!
I don't know if many of you have been keeping up with the news but I'm sure you've heard of the cyber attack which has rendered the NHS useless.

That's why I think this is the perfect time to release this review.

Cyber Security is fast becoming one of the biggest risks to all organisations and we hear about security breaches daily.
  
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Adam Kay | 2019 | Biography, Health & Fitness, Humor & Comedy, Medical & Veterinary
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7.3 (7 Ratings)
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You laugh and cry (0 more)
I wanted more (0 more)
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
This is Going to Hurt was brilliant. It was hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure sometimes at the same time. Like Adam Kay said, that was his Lp and thus his EP. It's more of the same just shorter and of the Christmas theme and its brilliant. You can't help be in awe of our NHS staff.
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
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9.0 (42 Ratings)
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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.

I happened to win this book in a competition @smashbomb it's not something I would normally buy myself but I'm so glad I did! I have laughed, felt physically sick and cried and Adams recounts. After having a lot of issues on a personal level with birthing 4 children one of which was preterm and died at 18 days old I can see the constant struggle in our maternity wards. The second begin now I face endometrial pre cancerous cells and need an Hysterectomy, its quite funny that I chose to read this during our covid 19 lockdown it brought so much home. We should be celebrating doctors like Adam and our staff in the NHS as they keep battling on against budget cuts, long hours, shit pay and a barrage of patient abuse!!! Please read this book and please next time you use our NHS say thank you it goes a long way!!
  
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas
Adam Kay | 2019 | Biography, Health & Fitness, Humor & Comedy, Medical & Veterinary
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7.3 (7 Ratings)
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Humour (1 more)
Reality
Repetitive (0 more)
Short but sweet
As I work in the NHS I thought I would give this book a go around the Christmas period. It did get a few giggles from me but other than that, it was slightly repetitive. I realised as I was reading this book that I should have first read Adam Kay's "This is going to hurt" so that some of the writing in this book would have made more sense. Short but sweet!
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
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9.0 (42 Ratings)
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Had me laughing out loud (0 more)
Hilarious and heartbreaking
This book was a very easy read but carried a very serious and heavy message. As a new Mum, I don't manage to stay awake very long to read now so the short diary entries made this perfect for me.
It had me laugh out loud next to a partner who doesn't read at all and couldn't understand why I was laughing. By the end of the book, I did shed a tear.
This book carries a message that everyone in this country who accesses the NHS should read.
  
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Adam Kay | 2017 | Biography
10
9.0 (42 Ratings)
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Finding humour in difficult times
This is a book that tells it like it is: the long hours, no sleep, the volume of work, the responsibility, the gory, gruesome bits, the humour, the sadness and the stress. We take for granted that the NHS and our doctors will always be there, but after reading this book, I find myself with even more respect for the doctors and nurses in our hospitals, and the care they give us even when they’re tired and stressed.
This is very funny though, and I think a lot of humour is probably used by doctors - whatever gets them through their long shifts!