This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay -Book Review

Do we really want to know what’s going on behind the scenes in the world of medicine? This is Going to Hurt has ex-doctor now comedian Adam Kay writing about his experiences as a junior doctor coming up through the NHS. There are funny stories and sad stories and plenty of gross stories. And it’s a really warning to… who? Politicians? Voters? Patients? That the flaws of the NHS are deep. It was released in 2017 based on journals from about a decade previously, and so maybe there is hope that changes have occurred. And maybe for me, there is hope that the Australian system is better.

I feel like I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone with a deep distrust in government and government run services as I feel as though it might confirm their beliefs. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to the squeamish. But for everyone else, it is extremely funny with moments of pathos.

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