In Stitches by Nick Edwards

In Stitches

By Nick Edwards

  • Release Date: 2007-08-01
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4
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The true story of an A&E doctor that became a huge word-of-mouth hit - now revised and updated.


Forget what you have seen on Casualty or Holby City, this is what it is really like to be working in A&E.

Dr Nick Edwards writes with shocking honesty about life as an A&E doctor. He lifts the lid on government targets that led to poor patient care. He reveals the level of alcohol-related injuries that often bring the service to a near standstill. He shows just how bloody hard it is to look after the people who turn up at the hospital door.

But he also shares the funny side - the unusual ‘accidents’ that result in with weird objects inserted in places they really should have ended up - and also the moving, tragic and heartbreaking.

It really is an unforgettable read.

First published in 2007 when The Friday Project was a small independent, In Stitches went on to sell over 15,000 copies in the UK, the majority of which have come in the years since then. It has proved to be a real word-of-mouth hit.

This new edition includes lots of additional material bringing Nick’s story completely up to date including plenty more suprising, alarming, moving and unforgettable moments from behind the A&E curtain.

About the author

Dr Nick Edwards is an Accident and Emergency doctor working in the UK. He kept a blog under the name of Angry Doctor for a while until his criticisms of the management of the NHS drew unwanted attention and for the sake of his career he removed it from the web.


  • In stitches

    By Bambifurnell
    Dr NickEdwards... brilliant. Summarised why I love and hate the NHS at times but why I go to work each day. Fantastic read.
  • 👏

    By Ik 1986
    Informative and factual, some parts were hilarious.
  • Brilliant

    By Lollenk
    A funny and honest account of a job we all have preconceived ideas about. Loved it!
  • Excellent read!

    By LJP1994
    I read this over a week or two on my travels to and from work! Makes you really appreciate how much doctors have to deal with and how much they do for us! I will definitely recommend!
  • You'll learn a lot and laugh a lot!

    By ripplyuk
    I have learnt so much about a doctors life in a&e from this book, especially the difficulties they can face, but it also had me laughing out loud many times. I hope this author writes more books on his life in medicine as I'd love to read more! A bargain price for the best book I've read in a long time.
  • Emma

    By Emzzz88
    Brilliant read I couldn't put it down :)
  • Not bad!

    By Diamond Dave 69
    I've read meat of these types of books and found this to be the least interesting of them. Not a bad read but others are better like confessions of a GP by DR Ben daniels?
  • In Stitches

    By DanniM01
    Loved this book, should have a weekly blog!
  • In stitch's

    By Leinamai
    This book could have given us so much more insight as to a dr who works in a&e and the work they do the people they treat and their surroundings. Having worked in this area I must say i have read better by far and I'm v dissapointed. A waste of money and precious time.
  • Lainey

    By Rosieragsy
    Read this book after reading confessions of a gp. Must say It is a fantastic read and has really opened my eyes to a & e. it's easy to see why the Nhs is in such a state when you've read about all the waste of resources and red tape and targets the staff have to put up with. I have the utmost admiration for all Nhs employees.