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This is going to hurt - by Adam Kay

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only did it bring back memories of my time on the wards of our wonderful NHS hospitals, but it reminded me of just how resilient and determined junior doctors have to be, in order to give the best possible care, despite the incredible expectations placed on them. 

This is going to hurt was heartwarming, funny and at times shocking. I laughed at loud at some of the stories Adam recalled. At others, it brought a lump to my throat. ,

This is a book you will not want to put down. It’s a real page-turner into the insight, of just what it’s like to work hours, after hours, after hours, on our busy NHS wards. 

Adam Kay takes you through all the highs and lows of his daily life as a junior doctor. You finish the book, with nothing but admiration for our junior doctors and a true recognition that even in the most awful circumstances and pain, laughter is never far away. 

I Highly recommended this book. Get the tissues ready though, as you will cry as well as laugh.



  • “Julia literally helped to turn my life around. I blossomed over time from a crying, tired, utterly directionless mess to a better version of me. I returned to university, got a degree, and now enjoy a more genuine life, free from the tangled agony of my past. Julia has a natural ability to get to the heart of a matter, understand what's happening, know how to put forward possible solutions and then then be the support behind you.”

    Pippa, Berkshire
  • “Julia helped me deal with a very challenging relationship I had with my son and issues I had around my own childhood. I was also going through a difficult time with my partner and Julia really helped me identify, understand and then move forward with these relationships in a really manageable and healthy way. I found her so easy to talk to and open up to and that she really did get me and what I was trying to get across.
    Her help was invaluable and I’m forever grateful.”

    Sue, Berkshire
  • “I can’t thank you both enough for all the support you gave to me when I was facing one of the worst times of my life. I felt so alone until I met you both. You told me the magic would come back into my life, but I had to make my own magic and not rely on other people to do it for me. I am so happy now and the magic and spark really has come back. Now I know I matter!”

    Patricia, Bristol
  • “I can’t tell you how much of what you say resonated with me. I didn’t think anyone could even begin to understand the pain and loneliness I felt until I met you both. Plucking up the courage to contact you was the first step I made to a new me. Thank you so much.”

    Dianne, Harrogate UK
  • “There is something really magical about Julia and Jacqui’s friendship. They literally bring sparkle and light to every room they enter. I am so pleased that they now have a great website, which I know will be full of magic too”

    Karen, Devon UK
  • “Jacqui and Julia, just get it, they made me feel a million times better and even made me laugh again, something I had forgotten how to do.”

    Annie, London

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