Summary

These are the extraordinary realities of the NHS front line. From the historic junior doctor strikes to the 'humanitarian crisis' declared by the Red Cross, the overstretched health service is on the precipice.
This is a powerful polemic on its systematic degradation and a letter of optimism to that same health service and those who support it. It captures with tenderness a new doctor's experiences of an NHS at breaking point.
©2017 Rachel Clarke (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"There have been many books written by young doctors...but none comes close to Clarke's." ( Sunday Times)
"From the very heart of the NHS comes this brilliant insight into the continuing crisis in the health service. Rachel Clarke writes as the accomplished journalist she once was and as the leading junior doctor she now is - writing with humanity and compassion that at times reduced me to tears." (Jon Snow, Channel 4 News)
"A powerful account of life on the NHS frontline. If only Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt could see the passion behind the people in the NHS, they might stop treating them as the enemy, and understand that without them we don't have an NHS worth the name." (Alastair Campbell)
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5 out of 5 stars
By S.A.M on 29-03-18

Very Political

Rachel comes from a long line of doctors and it is very apparent that compassion and kindness is in her DNA. She also writes beautifully due in part to her first chosen profession. At first I was taken back by the political bias of this story but all I can say now is ‘thank you Rachel’. Thank you for describing to us exactly what it is like to be a junior doctor and the results of all the political messing with our beloved NHS done by various governments, particularly this one.

This should be compulsory reading for the admin staff of the NHS and every member of parliament

A timely and well written book. Brilliant

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4 out of 5 stars
By Patsy on 08-01-18

scary

A brave, honest, heart felt view from the front line of the NHS . An informative insight in to how those in power have little regard for our well being and will lie and spin just to fulfill the lie. Life is cheap. The NHS is in crisis and beyond . As a nation we need to make sure we don't lose it and end up being asked for our credit cards before we are treated.

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