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Telling it like it is through the world of comedy

Former junior doctor turned comedian Adam Kay has nurses questioning when will the C for compassion extend to staff in the NHS?

Former junior doctor turned comedian Adam Kay has nurses questioning when will the C for compassion extend to staff in the NHS?

Many healthcare professionals will undoubtedly have been attracted to the current best-selling, highly-publicised book This is going to hurt: Secret diaries of a junior doctor, by Adam Kay, a former senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology.

With a title suggestive of something mid-way between The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ and a Carry On film, Kay’s one-man stage adaptation certainly had the audiences laughing in the aisles when I recently attended his show.

Throughout the show and the book – which I had already devoured, there is much hilarity, with tales of strange and unexplained objects in various bodily orifices, humorous anecdotes of hospital bureaucracy gone mad, and recollections of the funny things that patients say. Essentially,

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