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BBC Breakfast’s Dr Rosemary Leonard shares a collection of incredible true tales from her twenty years as a south London GP.

‘Hello, this is the emergency services. Do you require fire, police or ambulance?’ asked the female switchboard operator with brisk professionalism. I thought fast. ‘I actually need all three,’ I answered .


It’s not every day that a home visit turns out to be an eco-protestor with appendicitis stuck up a tree. But as Dr Rosemary shares in this book, it’s all part of a day’s work for a south London GP. From an octogenarian nymphomaniac to a teenager in labour with a baby she didn’t know about, when Dr Rosemary opens her surgery door she doesn’t know who’s going to walk in…

Reviews

'a riveting read'
Daily Express
'She has a breezy, confident style that makes this an entertaining glimpse into the sharp end of medicine.'
The Lady
'Funny, heartwarming - and you can skip the gory bits.'
Yours Magazine
'[A] funny and heartwarming collection of anecdotes'
<i>Inside Soap </i>
'Warm, humorous'
<i>Choice</i>