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Mindfulness lessons, a paltry pay deal and no chairs — a new doctor reveals what it is like to join the NHS when it’s under pressure like never before…
✍️ It's a pandemic (you know the one) that’s left an already buckling healthcare system exhausted.

In August last year, I turned up full of big ideals and boundless enthusiasm to join a workforce that was quietly, comprehensively shattered
I didn’t always want to be a doctor. 🩺

But after a four-year graduate degree in medicine, last year I found myself standing on a bustling ward, £81,000 deep in student debt, and genuinely thrilled about it
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If you watched the final episode of This is Going to Hurt, then A) thank you, and B) here is a 🧵 of more behind the scenes facts:

1/17 - Our fake hospital was built in a former art college in Whitechapel. When we filmed the last scene, nearly all the set had been demolished:
On the last day of filming, the crew wore scrubs:
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We couldn’t afford to film in a real supermarket so we made one out of a shelf, some greenscreen and a lot of cheese. Once we’d shot the scene, the cheese went straight to the local food bank

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As #ThisIsGoingToHurt comes to an end tonight, here’s a celebration of a huge part of the show: the dozens of real NHS medics who helped make it. They’re all absolute heroes. They’re why it looks so real, and most of them are also in the show! First up…
...O&G consultant @nickipike. She did so much across the shoot, but my favourite bit: remember in Ep 6 when Shruti takes charge to save the patient from the private hospital? It’s cos of Nicki that it looks so slick and real! Here she is ready for her cameo as a nurse. (2/15)
@Euro_Bo_Bo is an SpR at Homerton. Remember those gory surgery shots during the emergency at the end of Ep 1? Seb was Ben Whishaw’s suturing hand double. Seb was a hero (and style icon) on set. He also threw on a costume and stood in for a patient’s husband. (3/15)
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If you watched tonight’s stressful episode of This is Going to Hurt, here’s a behind the scenes 🧵 about it (I directed eps 5+6+7):

1/10: The set was so detailed you could pick up any folder in the back of shot, and it’d be filled with notes written by our medical advisors
Our script editor compiled a 90-page medical bible, containing things like links to real caesarean operations that you can watch on YouTube but I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT. Here are some of the notes for the catheter scene:

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And here’s the art department testing the optimum urine flow for that catheter scene. Adam Kay and the medical advisors gave us a Pantone Colour reference for the correct shade of urine

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This is your daily pension announcement: Good news for LAPP members! Not so good news for everyone else invested with AIMCO.... #ABLeg
Read the following message carefully where the CEO of LAPP rips AIMCO a new one: #owthathurts…
A couple of germane points to be made. First, your pension benefits are safe. Even though LAPP have endured huge losses the plan is still 109% funded (down from118%, anything north of 95% is great). LAPP could have reduced contributions, but no. #ABLeg
This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the LAPP Corporate Board. An excellent result.

And, no thanks to AIMCO.

(For teachers, just a reminder that your pension contributions will go down in the fall due to strong ATRF returns.) #ABLeg
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This is your daily pensions announcement: The Dr. Bob edition. Yesterday I introduced you to Dr. Bob Ascah and his blog, AB Pol Econ. What did he have to say about Bill 22? Let's take a look.... #handsoffmypension #ABLeg #abed…
He deals with all parts of Bill 22, so feel free to skip ahead to the pension parts, that is after you read the stinging intro.... #thisisgoingtohurt #zinger
I quote:

"Before commenting on the details in Bill 22, it is important to note that in the UCP’s election platform, there was no mention of pensions, ATB, ACFA or AIMCo."

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