Sick Notes

Sick Notes

By Dr Tony Copperfield

  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Genre : Humour
  • FIle Size : 0.89 MB
Score: 4.0
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Sick Notes EVER wondered what your doctor really thinks about you? Or why you can’t get an appointment? Or what that funny buzzing noise in your ear is?
Sick Notes – the real-life story of life in a doctor’s surgery – may help with some answers…
'We wanted to thank you for all you did for mum over the last 14 years,' said Mrs Cobham.
Excitedly, I peered into the plastic bag. Inside was one small loaf of sliced bread.
'Er...' I stammered. 'Well, that's lovely.'
She nodded and smiled. 'It was the least we could do, doctor,' she said.

Welcome to the bizarre world of Tony Copperfield, family doctor.
He spends his days fending off anxious mums, elderly sex maniacs and hopeless hypochondriacs.
The rest of his time is taken up sparring with colleagues, battling bureaucrats and banging his head against the brick wall of the NHS.

If you've ever wondered what your GP is really thinking - and what's going on behind the scenes at your surgery - SICK NOTES is for you.

'A wonderful book, funny and insightful in equal measure.' Dr Phil Hammond (Private Eye’s ‘MD’).

'Copperfield is simply fantastic, unbelievably funny and improbably wise... everything he writes is truer than fact.' British Medical Journal.

'Original, funny and an incredible read.' The Sun

'A mix of the hilarious, the mundane and the poignant. Dr Copperfield reveals what goes on behind those surgery doors.' The Daily Mail
About the author
Tony Copperfield is the nom de plume of two working GPs who have been in practice for around 20 years.


  • oh my god!

    By Joanne130
    I literally stumbled across this book and though "read it" .. Because its written by a G.P .. I was glued to it.. Laughed all through it.. except the last thing on "Rebecca bagnet" .. This gives you an sight into a G.P's life and what patients are really though of... I just couldn't stop giggling.. Thinking is this true? And what a sense of humour! .. Some shocking bits but funny non the least ... To the point when I actually saw the nurse when i went to the doctors I mentioned this book to her and she smirked and said "ooooh I've heard of that book, but not read it" leaving me thinking "yeah she read it really.......she knows" Brilliant read and I'm thinking " pleeeeaaaaseeee write another Dr Copperfield" :0D
  • Ok

    By Ashleigh 2013
    Quite hard to get into. The title and description suggests short stories about service users which would keep those with a short attention span (like me) interested however the author tends to talk more about problems within the nhs, though these facts do probably need to be included in the book, i was more interested in hearing about bizzare stories about service users from the doctors' point of view.
  • Sick notes

    By Leinamai
    Yet another dr gp book talking a lot of nothing yet letting us all know the shortfalls of British governments part in today's medicinal world. Again it could have involved us more but pages of zero actually being a nurse myself. Don't bother buying it and if u do feel that urge here have mine!!
  • Boring!

    By Becklou13
    The worst book I have read in a long while. Most if it was boring and pointless! This man should not be a GP!
  • Eye opening read!

    By Spibstar
    Great read, and a great insight into the baffling world of the nhs! I now feel wholly motivated to contract less std's, not break alcohol induced falls with my face, and always offer to hook my GP up with some good quality marijuana if I ever book another appointment! Peace out.
  • No

    By Huh uni
    Absolutely hilarious!!
  • Michael

    By The Old Gimmer
    As a former retired (from GP 17 years ago) I found this book a really good read and very true to life, not sorry I got out before all this new red tape seems to have hit the profession.
  • Entertaining yet informative

    By Mikeec83
    Entertaining, quite funny and a good insight into the world of general practice (from the point of view of the GP). Went on a bit in parts from the top of his soap box tho! Still I was interested until the end.
  • Sick notes

    By paulo102
    Really good read and a real insight into the life and times of GP's surgeries.
  • Mr dyson

    By Redpoppymoon
    Funny and interesting, would benefit people with some medical background at little too political at times and gets a bit too much and over the head.. Dr Copperfield seems a little too synical and is prob lucky to have a job after this book, but it's a good read.