This is an auto biography of a 'graduate' doctor within a highly stressed and, apparently, failing system in the UK. I spent a significant amount of my reading time just shaking my head and wondering how could a system do this to its most highest of trained professionals. The read itself is enthralling, amusing and disturbing - all the lightest possible of ways. So - if you are looking for a book that gives you an insight (albeit a singular one) into a system which, at your worst of times, SHOULD be your savior - then read this. Then eat well, keep fit and stay away from harm as your life may depend on it...
An interesting and funny insight in to a doctors life, I loved how each patient's story was short and to the point, with the medical explanations at the back. Towards the end it takes a more serious turn, I have never really stopped to think about the lives of the doctors that help us, and the pressure they are under. (in the UK, who know's maybe here in Australia also) . A must read for any one who's in the medical industry or if you are wanting to read a quick bio thats a little different to the norm.
I downloaded this before a plane journey and spent the entire flight stifling laughter and reading obsessively. Arriving home at midnight I kepttright on reading. An excellent insight into the travails of aa young doctor. Very funny but with an undercurrent of frustration at the idiocies of the National Health. A great read.
Extremely funny from the first page. Starts to feel a bit of a whine about money and the poor salaries of doctors in the NHS, but comes through that. It is a marvellous insight into the career, life and indeed the day to day operations of a doctor.