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

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, sacr Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his...

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Title:This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Author:Adam Kay
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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Reviews

  • Petra Eggs
    Oct 18, 2017

    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...

  • Joey Woolfardis
    Oct 07, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

  • Ray
    Aug 26, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

    An excellent book which portrays the life of a junior doctor with honesty and humour. There were numerous laugh out loud moments which I suspect may have disturbed the people around me in the airport. Many of these involved "introduced objects" which sadly shows you my level. And there...

  • Liz Janet
    Oct 26, 2017

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

  • Pip
    Oct 08, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

    An excellent book which portrays the life of a junior doctor with honesty and humour. There were numerous laugh out loud moments which I suspect may have disturbed the people around me in the airport. Many of these involved "introduced objects" which sadly shows you my level. And there...

    I totally read this in one sitting. This is a mixture of a testament to how brilliant and immensely readable this book was, mixed with me being smug and braggy. A hilarious, honest, heartbreaking and incredibly quick read. I can understand why this book has done so well. Glorious! ...

  • Rebecca
    Mar 23, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Apr 10, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

  • Leo Robertson
    Jan 01, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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. ...

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
    Jan 10, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

  • Julie
    Dec 02, 2017

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

  • Lola
    Jan 11, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Oct 22, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

    An excellent book which portrays the life of a junior doctor with honesty and humour. There were numerous laugh out loud moments which I suspect may have disturbed the people around me in the airport. Many of these involved "introduced objects" which sadly shows you my level. And there...

    I totally read this in one sitting. This is a mixture of a testament to how brilliant and immensely readable this book was, mixed with me being smug and braggy. A hilarious, honest, heartbreaking and incredibly quick read. I can understand why this book has done so well. Glorious! ...

    this sounds fun ...

    Should be required reading for politicians everywhere, this is a brutally honest and realistic but absolutely hilarious memoir, where you will laugh and cry and wish that this dedicated, genuinely caring guy was still practicing medicine. Incredible. ...

  • Anni
    May 15, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Kaitlin
    Mar 09, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

  • Mubeen Irfan
    Sep 02, 2017

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

    An excellent book which portrays the life of a junior doctor with honesty and humour. There were numerous laugh out loud moments which I suspect may have disturbed the people around me in the airport. Many of these involved "introduced objects" which sadly shows you my level. And there...

    I totally read this in one sitting. This is a mixture of a testament to how brilliant and immensely readable this book was, mixed with me being smug and braggy. A hilarious, honest, heartbreaking and incredibly quick read. I can understand why this book has done so well. Glorious! ...

    this sounds fun ...

    Should be required reading for politicians everywhere, this is a brutally honest and realistic but absolutely hilarious memoir, where you will laugh and cry and wish that this dedicated, genuinely caring guy was still practicing medicine. Incredible. ...

    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 ...

  • Ruby Granger
    Jan 13, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

  • AndrĂ© Oliveira
    Mar 08, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

  • Jo
    Aug 03, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

  • Emma
    Sep 12, 2017

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

  • Francesca
    Jun 07, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

  • Nick
    Apr 15, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

    An excellent book which portrays the life of a junior doctor with honesty and humour. There were numerous laugh out loud moments which I suspect may have disturbed the people around me in the airport. Many of these involved "introduced objects" which sadly shows you my level. And there...

    I totally read this in one sitting. This is a mixture of a testament to how brilliant and immensely readable this book was, mixed with me being smug and braggy. A hilarious, honest, heartbreaking and incredibly quick read. I can understand why this book has done so well. Glorious! ...

    this sounds fun ...

  • Zuky the BookBum
    Nov 15, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

  • James
    May 28, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

  • Lauren
    Dec 05, 2017

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

  • Hamad
    Mar 05, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

  • ALLEN
    Jun 10, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

  • Lucy Langford
    Apr 28, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

  • Nat Price
    Jan 20, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

  • HP Saucerer
    Apr 18, 2019

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...

    The first time in many years that I have stayed up late at night, curled up in bed, and read from start to finish an entire book. From 8pm until a couple minutes after 1 o'clock the next morning, I devoured this book. It is beautiful, wonderful, poignant, hilarious, heart-wrenchi...

    A funny, excoriating memoir about a "junior" ob/gyn physician who is "nervous in the service" -- not the military, but Britain's National Health Service during recent years of budget retrenchment, 2004 to 2010. Adam Kay and his colleagues had to deal with weirdly ineffectual decisions ...

    Excellent! 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?ve never read a book quite like This is Going to Hurt! It was equal parts hilarious, saddening, and eye-opening. I am so supportive of the NHS and it?s workers in this country, this book is proof of the amazing work doctors and nurses do for us every single day that a lot of us t...

    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 ...

    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...

    4.5 stars (rounded up due to its societal importance) Doctors are humans too! ...

    I think this is the first nonfiction book I've ever given a full five stars to. Usually the highest they get is 4.5 which is usually rounded down to 4 as I save the 5 star ratings for truly incredible books or ones that really had a profound effect on me. This book deserves every s...

    This is the second book I read this year that I wish I had written (and, had I kept a diary, I probably could have - except the horrific penis-related injury I treated was not a de-gloving, but a fracture). I'm a *junior* doctor, and his stories of life, death and everything in betw...

    Interview with author that brought the book to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... 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 so...

    Not being in the UK, I can?t pass comment on the NHS or any of that, but I had seen plenty of chat about Adam?s book so I loaned it from the library to see what it was like. I am a fan of medical memoirs, so it was right up my street. Adam writes with wit and humour, and even in...

    In This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front line of the NHS. Through a series of diary entries we begin to see how, under the weight of the huge responsibility placed upon them - with minimal supervision and little pastoral support - d...

  • Abby Sowden
    Jul 26, 2018

    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...

    4.5 stars. I have a newfound respect for doctors... and my mom, who is a nurse. I remember when I was a teenager, I would call her at her work to ask if she could get so and so from the store and sometimes she would respond with, ''I can't today, love, I'm too tired. I can barely keep ...

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

    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 sending them to all my friends. It's not for the squeamish, be prepared for lots of blo...

    4**** Today crossed the line from everyday patient idiocy to me checking around the room for hidden cameras. After a lengthy discussion with a patient?s husband about how absolutely no condoms fit him, I establish he?s pulling them right down over his balls. Extremely witty ...

    I am going to be in so much trouble when my sister finds out I gave this book to my niece as this is probably not a very appropriate book for a 17-year-old. But she is determined to become a doctor and she needs to know it?s not just about rockstar surgeries and making buckets of mon...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription Actual Rating : 3.5 stars ?A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.? ? Yet another non-fiction I am revi...

    This book was just fine. Adam Kay tells us some stories about being a doctor in a hospital, some are really funny, some are tragic. He tackles some NHS problems as well and how they can make a difference between a good or a bad treatment. Some context: My girlfriend is a nurse so...

    This book was an amazing insight into the life of a former Doctor. It is set out in the format of a diary, which made for easy reading. I found some of the diary entries so utterly horrifying and surprising, I was sitting there thinking, what the hell? Put it this way, there was a trem...

    *Unpopular opinion* This was a DNF for me. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect so it probably shouldn't come as a complete surprise then that I didn't finish it. I think this book sums up why I never went into Medicine and in order to survive in the medical w...

    ?This is Going to Hurt? (2017) is essentially Adam Kay?s account of his time as a junior doctor in the UK?s National Health Service. ?This is Going to Hurt? is by turns, funny, moving, revealing, heartening and shocking. Kay has given us a very human account of life in ...

    This is a non-fiction read all about the NHS and the way that the system works. It's told in a diary format from the years when Adam Kay was a junior doctor and was part of the system. We see how the NHS has been struggling as time goes on to keep up the standards and staff levels, and...

    This was a DNF for me, as a nurse working in the emergency room, I can relate to a lot of the references in this book, especially the dark humour - that?s how we healthcare professionals get through the stress of work. However, I could not stand Kay?s obnoxious views on the struggl...