The Prison Doctor

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Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.

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  • Petra-X

    Sucked in by the hype, (view spoiler)["SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER, As seen on BBC Breakfast TV. Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that h...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’ve never really thought about healthcare in prisons. For someone like myself, with a pretty privileged background, I’ve never rea...

  • Moya Richardson

    The writer is extremely irritating throughout the whole book. She loves to shout about how much she cares for her patients and how they all "entirely depend on her to survive". It's very poorly writte...

  • ~The Bookish Redhead~

    This book was such a valuable insight from start to finish. I wish I hadn't left it sitting on my shelf so long, as this book was just what the doctor ordered. Doctor Amanda Brown trained to be a doct...

  • Sarah

    I thought this book was really good and very interesting in how doctors in the prison system work. It was a very easy read and I flew through the pages. It was very enjoyable and I hope Amanda writes ...

  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)

    This medical memoir was eye-opening, gripping and at times, very hard-hitting to read. Following Amanda's experiences of working as a doctor first in a GP Surgery, then a Male Youth Offenders Unit, a ...

  • Stephanie Parnell

    The whole book felt like it was blowing smoke up her own butt; it felt like she was constantly telling us how all these prisoners love me. The story about her confronting the prisoner who shouted mean...

  • Kira

    One middle-class do-gooder steps outside of her usual orbit and ego trips for 200 pages as a result. Will never understand the 5-star reviews....

  • Shawney

    I thought this book was painful to read. It seemed so amateur. The writer described every single thing and it was so draining. For example 'I took a hot cup of tea and sat down at our chunky wooden ta...

  • Paul Bamforth

    Often dull and has an overwhelming feeling of fabrication throughout, this is a forgettable memoir of unremarkable stories....