[[caption-width-right:300:[[WrongGenreSavvy Hello Nurse!]]]]

''Getting On'' (2009-2012) is a [[BritCom British sitcom]] set in a hospital ward a million miles away from [[Series/{{House}} Princeton General]]. Situated at the wrong end of the SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty, the series is centred on a general ward and the unglamorous lives of its long-suffering staff. The series was written by its three leads: Jo Brand as Nurse [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Kim Wilde]], Joanna Scanlan as Sister Den Flixter, and Vicki Pepperdine as Dr Pippa Moore. The show is intended to be a [[SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic realistic]] portrayal of hospital life with naturalistic dialogue and [[{{Jittercam}} shaky camera movements]]. Its director Peter Capaldi may have learned a few tricks from his time working with Creator/ArmandoIannucci on ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.

Kim has returned to nursing after some time away, and is struggling to cope with the changes the UsefulNotes/NationalHealthService has been through in the meantime. New regulations stop her from providing good old-fashioned patient care and constantly throw up problems, not least of which is the over-sensitive Matron Hilary Loftus.

Also spawned a [[TransAtlanticEquivalent US remake]] on Creator/{{HBO}} from the creators of ''Series/BigLove'' starring [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Laurie Metcalf]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Alex]] [[Series/MADtv Borstein]] and [[Series/RenoNineOneOne Niecy Nash]].

* AccidentalMisnaming: Damar''is''.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Hilary Loftus with his "issues". He's not too sure about his sexual orientation himself.
** Dr Oxford, whose advances Pippa misinterprets as platonic. At the end of series 3, they're seen leaving together, headed for Dr Oxford's hot tub, and Pippa still hasn't twigged.
* AscendedExtra: Damaris.
* BlackComedy: Some of the blackest.
* ButtMonkey: In season 2, Beedie Fyvie's function seems to be this.
* ColorWash: Used to make the hospital setting look suitably bleak.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kim Wilde.
* GenderBlenderName: Sister Den Flixter, and Matron Hilary Loftus who also has a Gender Blender Title.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: [[spoiler:Pippa]] who is forced to reapply for her own job... and fails to get it.
* HairTriggerTemper: Hilary.
* HospitalHottie: Peter the psychiatrist, who is swooned over by the female staff, Pippa is something of an AbhorrentAdmirer.
* {{Jittercam}}
* ImportantHaircut: After her divorce is completed, Dr Moore turns up with rather glam extensions.
* MomentOfSilence: When recurring character [[spoiler:Mrs Fyvie]] dies.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Nurse Kim Wilde, who is [[{{Irony}} somewhat less glamorous than her namesake]]. Apparently the non-nurse Kim Wilde approves.
* TheSnarkKnight: Kim, who is dryly sarcastic, but also very caring towards the patients.
* NoSocialSkills: Pippa, who seems unable to empathise with patients and staff alike. A performance review gives her an embarrassingly low score for communication skills:
--> '''Peter Healy:''' "Well, it's only ''[[BadNewsInAGoodWay technically]]'' a poor score..."
* OnlySaneMan: Kim, who remembers the NHS before health and safety legislation made everyone's jobs so much more difficult.
* PutOnABus: Damaris.
* RealSongThemeTune: ''Roll River Roll'' by Richard Hawley.
* SequelSeries: ''Going Forward'', which focuses on Kim as she moves into working as a home health care worker and her life outside of work.
* ShownTheirWork: Jo Brand drew on her experience of working as a psychiatric nurse at London's Maudsley Hospital.
* ShoutOut: To ''Peep Show''- The name Jizzcock Pisskidney is written on a notice board at the beginning of one episode.
* ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike: part of a running gag in series 2.
* TheVoiceless: Josh for most of series 3 (he's finally heard in a non-plot-related scene in the final episode). Guest star Tilda Swinton's character in the final episode has no lines.