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. 

‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry

Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year 
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice Award
Winner of Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year
Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year

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.


Richard Osman's Mystery Book Club SOLD OUT

Fragile Lives

Second Time Around

ChipLit Quiz

In Pursuit of Memory