Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Story
'I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.'
How does it feel to be spat out of medicalharm.'How ...more
The blurb is a cynical come-on by a left-wing activist to gain sympathy for her political position and to no doubt gain votes for the Labour party ...more
Rachel Clarke writes passionately about the recent doctors strike and the political incorrectness surrounding a floundering NHS. She cares deeply about patient care and the fight to save the NHS, as do all of us who work within it. I've striked myself - and believe me we never did it ...more
Much of the book is dedicated to the junior doctor strike era of late 2016 and ...more
Thank goodness for the angels in the NHS who are doing there best to help save lives and ease the suffering of many.
Underpaid, overworked, undervalued by the Jeremy Hunt's of this world and still they stay helping others in this stressful job.
Thank goodness there are people like this who work all hours to help the dying and the sick.
This book made me reach for ...more
On a day when the government hands over £1bn to the Northern Irish for help pushing bills through the House of Commons, spare a thought for doctors and nurses who save lives on minimal rest ...more
Rachel Clarke - NHS doctor, former journalist, mother, daughter, wife - has written a powerfu ...more
Everybody should read this..and weep..
Today I review Your Life In My Hands, A Junior Doctors Story. Written by Rachel Clarke!
I started reading this book quite excited after reading This Is Going To Hurt written by Adam Kay. But unfortunately felt misled by the title, I thought i was going to read the memoir of a junior Doctor, not a Political activist. Too much of this book was focused on the political issues with the NHS and Jeremy Hunt.
As I’ve said I feel the title and branding of the bo ...more
Clarke writes well, as one might expect from someone whose first career was in journali ...more
A book about unlikely events which one would not believe could take place in a modern western country — a good story for adamant statists. I truly enjoyed the medical stories; however, there was a bit too much politics to me.
Thank you to Metro publishing for sending me a copy of this book for the purpose of a review.
This book is powerful, poignant and passionately argued throughout. You can feel Dr. Clarke’s passion for her profession and the depth of her care for her patients - it is almost visceral.
She vividly illustrates the excruciating workload of our healthcare staff and the real strain of our NHS and is a must-read for anyone intere ...more
Many always dream of being a nurse or a doctor specialising in specific areas of medicine, but no-one ...more
This sounded like just my kind of book. I love books that are written by people ‘in the job’, a behind the scenes look at what actually goes on. I’ ...more
I feel like I know a lot more about the NHS and the risks and pressures it faces, and there’s nothing wrong with writing a book about that. I just feel like this ...more
In this book, Clarke tells the oth ...more