More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea by Tom Reynolds

More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea

By Tom Reynolds

  • Release Date: 2009-05-28
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
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What happens behind closed (ambulance) doors

Meet Tom, an Emergency Medical Technician for the London Ambulance service. It is Tom who shows up to pick up the drunk tramp, the heart attack victim and the pregnant woman who wants to go to hospital in an ambulance because she doesn't want to call a taxi. Tom is also a man who rails against the unfairness of it all, who bemoans the state of the NHS and who ridicules the targets that state that if the ambulance arrives within eight minutes and the patient dies it is a success and if the ambulance arrives in nine minutes and the patient's life is saved it is a fail.

Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of the emergency services. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heart-warming to the terrifying, Blood, Sweat and Tea 2 is packed with fascinating anecdotes that veer from tragic to hilarious; heart-warming to terrifying and Tom deftly leads the reader through a rollercoaster of emotion.

In the brilliant and bestselling Blood Sweat and Tea Tom gives a fascinating – and at times alarming – picture of life in inner-city Britain and the people who are paid to mop up after it.

Captures the thrills, heartbreak and frustrations of medicine in a way that resonates with readers around the world.

About the author

Tom Reynolds began work for the NHS when he was 23 and specialised as an A&E nurse. He moved to the London Ambulance Service when he discovered that ‘he wanted to ‘torture the patients in A&E’. In his own words, this is ‘not healthy’. He has kept his critically-acclaimed blog since 2003 and is frequently quoted in the national press.


  • Excellent read

    By Bicki Nicki
    Great and interesting insight to ambulance crews, I couldn't put book down its well written and its not all doom and gloom he's done it so its light hearted too
  • More Blood, More sweat and another Cup of Tea.

    By Onionwoman
    A great read and a good follow up to 'Blood, Sweat and Tea'. I wouldn't like to do this job, but somebody has to.
  • Utterly brilliant

    By Niabrom
    For anyone working within healthcare or anyone with an interest in the good old NHS this book is an essential read! Read this one & it's predecessor, Blood, Sweat & A Cup of Tea, in 2 afternoons. They made me laugh, cry, ache & ignore anyone who was trying to talk to me! An easy read that smacks you with some tough emotions & hysterical incidents on alternate pages. Not for the faint hearted as the tough stuff isn't sugar coated, but the depth of feeling & the laughs show the human side of the NHS. I loved it!
  • Blood sweat and tea

    By Amgleave
    Loved it !!! Humour fantastic. I want moooorrreeeee :(
  • Brilliant book

    By Jan Lloyd
    Really enjoyed reading this book. Sums up some of the idiots NHS staff have to deal with day after day!
  • Very good read :)

    By Jenw09
    I enjoyed this book it gives you a different perspective of a paramedics daily routine must read
  • Brilliant book. Great next book needed.

    By kateandmarc
    I found this hard to put down. As a nurse myself working with people with addictions its interesting to see the other side. Great and would recommend. Having bought other similar books this was amazing. Please write more !!
  • Brilliant!

    By Cat_92
    Please please please write more books! Both of them are absolutely brilliant! 😃 📖
  • Good but annoying

    By Giles999
    Good to read I really believe what is written but got so annoyed at the frustrating system!
  • Amazing!!

    By ginzeh
    I'm so sad to have finished this Book =( I loved it and the first one! Real page turners! Maybe I'll start sleeping at night again! lol Definetly have to watch Sirens now! Also been looking at the blog! It's even inspired me to want to be one a paramedic/nurse or even work in a care home and Help them poor elderly patients who get treated nastily! Thanks Tom/Brian, it's been a pleasure!!! Xx