A mental health patient threatening to fly out of the window.
A hypochondriac calling in with stomach pains that don't exist.
A mother with a heart condition - who might not live to see her child grow-up.
Alex Rudd always wanted to be a doctor.
And he always wanted to work nights in London.
But it's a job that might drive him crazy - if he doesn't die of exhaustion first.
It's the greatest city in the world - and also home to the most bizarre medical emergencies any doctor will ever witness.
As an emergency doctor, Rudd visits homes across London throughout the night. Hypochondriacs, drug-abusers -- and people with household objects inserted in their nether-regions, his patients range from the mad to the moving.
'London Call-Out: Confessions Of A Doctor In The Capital' lifts the lid on the medical services in the British capital. It provides a revealing look at the work of a sessional GP and examines the dynamics of the night-shift team.
It is entertaining and funny yet also eye-opening and informative. And it provides an illuminating overview of many of the issues facing a medical service in a major city.
'London Call-Out' is a must-read for anyone who enjoys medical memoirs - and is perfect for fans of Benjamin Daniels' 'Confessions of a GP'.
Alex Rudd is a GP who now works as a locum in a variety of surgeries in London and the rest of the country. His name has been changed to protect the identity of his patients and colleagues.