The true story of an A&E doctor that became a huge word-of-mouth hit - now revised and updated.
FROM THE PUBLISHER THAT BROUGHT YOU CONFESSIONS OF A GP.
Forget what you have seen on Casualty or Holby City, this is what it is really like to be working in A&E.
Dr Nick Edwards writes with shocking honesty about life as an A&E doctor. He lifts the lid on government targets that led to poor patient care. He reveals the level of alcohol-related injuries that often bring the service to a near standstill. He shows just how bloody hard it is to look after the people who turn up at the hospital door.
But he also shares the funny side - the unusual ‘accidents’ that result in with weird objects inserted in places they really should have ended up - and also the moving, tragic and heartbreaking.
It really is an unforgettable read.
First published in 2007 when The Friday Project was a small independent, In Stitches went on to sell over 15,000 copies in the UK, the majority of which have come in the years since then. It has proved to be a real word-of-mouth hit.
This new edition includes lots of additional material bringing Nick’s story completely up to date including plenty more suprising, alarming, moving and unforgettable moments from behind the A&E curtain.
About the author
Dr Nick Edwards is an Accident and Emergency doctor working in the UK. He kept a blog under the name of Angry Doctor for a while until his criticisms of the management of the NHS drew unwanted attention and for the sake of his career he removed it from the web.
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Enlightening info with many laugh out loud moments. Enjoyable read start to finish. Great for traveling/commuting or if bad luck has u waiting or recuperating in hospital. Highly recommend.
"Nurses trying constantly to flirt with you"
Dream on, you self-righteous knob. Typical Doctor 🙄
Really enjoyed this book even though I had only lived in the UK for 18 months I knew some of what the author was trying to express with his frustration of the health system. I live in Australia and my family and I are extremely lucky that our health system is nothing like what the uk has to deal with. Thank god !