Dr Amir Khan The Doctor Will See You Now
Charting his 15 years’ as a GP, from rookie to becoming a partner in one of the UK’s busiest surgeries, Dr Amir Khan (GPs Behind Closed Doors, Good Morning Britain) shares the shocking, funny, heartbreakingly sad (and sometimes all three) stories of life as an NHS doctor. The Doctor Will See You Now is a rare and timely fly-on-thewall account of the medical heroes in our midst. Threaded together with his trademark compassion and warmth that we saw as the face of the government’s swab campaign and encouraging uptake of the vaccine among BAME communities, Dr Khan’s stories are as much about community and care as they are about blood tests and waiting times. We meet patients who have taught him about love, lost and family – often in just a 10 minute consultation – from an unsuspecting pregnant woman about to give birth in the middle of the surgery, and a vulnerable child who will need continuing care, to the delicacy and tenderness required to help a family navigate the pain of a devastating loss. Life, in its many paradoxical shapes and sizes, is all in a day’s work for Dr Amir Khan. In this heart-warming, un-putdownable, access-all-areas account, now updated to chronicle the COVID19 pandemic that tested the surgery at every twist and turn, Dr Khan uncovers the very human experiences that connect us all. We feel the inimitable comradery of Dr Khan’s NHS colleagues (and why those in the health service are sometimes the worst at taking their own advice), and venture with him through the soaring highs and crushing lows that come with the job. The Doctor Will See You Now is a powerfulstory of hope, love and compassion, and an entertaining insight into the real people on the frontline of our health service. About the author Dr Amir Khan is a full-time GP living in the UK. He is a GP Trainer, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both Bradford and Leeds University, as well as being on the advisory board for the School of Pharmacy and Practice Managers Association. He has appeared on TV shows such as GPs Behind Closed Doors, How to Lose a stone for Summer and Why Can’t I Sleep? Amir is also a regular on ITV’s Lorraine, Good Morning Britain, and numerous other news outlets, providing advice and insight on the coronavirus. Amir is an ambassador for the National Wildlife Trust, the Butterfly Conservation Society and The Good Grief Trust, combining his credentials as a GP with encouraging schools and councils to reserve land to learn from. His hobbies include, keeping fit, running, conservation, gardening and keeping on the right side of his mother! Twitter: @DrAmirKhanGP | Instagram: doctoramirkhan
Tuesday, 12th October 11.00 am
Duke's Galleries, Copper Street
Tickets will be on sale from 26th August.