This is Going to Hurt is the best-selling, award-winning account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy. You will wince at some horrific injuries, laugh, cry and feel impassioned about the everyday heroism of NHS staff and the grim insanity of the government's war on their contracts.

Part of our NHS at 70 events. 
The National Health Service is 70 years old. Partly in celebration, and partly in gratitude for this remarkable institution, we’ve invited some wonderful writers whose wealth of first-hand experience within the NHS has provided them with excellent material and profound insights: some intensely thought-provoking, others deeply moving and at least one extremely funny.