22 December 2015 11:18:58

Merry Christmas Everybody (with huge apologies to Noddy Holder)

So here it is Merry Christmas

Will we still be here next year?

Look to the future now

There's such a lot to fear.


It's been a tough old year for the NHS. Here are some observations on 2015, to the tune of 'Merry Christmas Everybody':

 

Are you counting Christmas cards upon your wall?

Doctors everywhere are bracing for a fall

Put your new house on the market

Brush up the old CV

Thinking medicine's not the job it ought to be.


[Chorus:]

So here it is Merry Christmas

Will we still be here next year?

Look to the future now

There's such a lot to fear.


Are you waiting for your patient to arrive?

But they've gone off to the shops, it's almost five

And the old boys always tell you

That the steroids are the best

But it doesn't matter what's wrong with their chest.


[Chorus:]

So here it is Merry Christmas

Will we still be here next year?

Look to the future now

There's such a lot to fear.


What did your partner do

When he saw you googling jobs in Oz?

Aaah ah aaah aahh.

Do your patients have an inkling of how you feel?

Nobody will miss me - let's keep it real

But the nagging doubts still plague you

For the ones you know the best

And deep down you know you'll come back, like the rest.


[Chorus:]

So here it is Merry Christmas

Will we still be here next year?

Look to the future now

There's such a lot to fear.


Now you're back at work - it's Tuesday 8 am

Receptionist brings you tea - what a gem

And in her hand she's holding

A gift-wrapped bar of soap

That your patient sent because you gave her hope.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Patient.