‘Twas the Day before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas and all through the nation

People prepared for the great celebration.

And any who suffered a cough or a sneeze

Wanted a drug for their symptoms to ease

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The ‘flu vaccinations had not seemed to work

So phones in reception were going berserk

With calls to be seen from those indicating,

The hue of what they had been expectorating.

.

With seasonal sickness at an all time high,

No wonder some duty docs started to cry

As calls kept on coming, they looked with alarm,

And wondered just how they would cope with demand.

.

Though routine appointments were gone for the year

‘Yet you must still see all who have a health fear’

Said a man in a suit, who thought it was swell

To urge consultations for all worried well.

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So EVERYONE contacted their health care providers

Knowing that they were the licensed prescribers

To getting appointments they showed dedication

‘Twas simply a must to have right medication

.

The clinical leads checked protocols twice

(Ensuring compliance with guidance from NICE)

Relaying their learning to practice clinicians

On management options for Christmas conditions

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There’s a tablet for when you’re deficient in joy

A tablet for when you’re not given that toy

A tablet to counter the courage that’s Dutch

A tablet for when you have eaten too much

.

A tablet for all of the stress of the crackers

A tablet to give to the washing up slackers

A tablet to help you put up with Aunt Jean

A tablet to keep you awake for the Queen

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Whilst sitting on sofas and watching TV

And longing for chocolates that hang on the tree

By taking these drugs, nobody need fear

You’re sure to stay healthy right through to New Year

.

On Codeine, on Senna, on Brufen, on Zantac

On Statin, on Zoton, on Calpol, on Prozac,

And so that the cooking, guilt free you can shirk

There’s a note can be given, to say you can’t work

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The Medicine Management Advisor’s away

I don’t think he’s working on this Christmas Day

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT

[An updated version of last years effort]


Other Christmas themed blogs of a medical nature:

For ‘How the Grinch stole General Practice’s Christmas’ click here

For ‘A Primary Care Christmas Carol – Stave One’ click here

For ‘A Merry, and Resilient, Christmas – a Personal View’ click here

And to read ‘How Covid-19 stoke the cricket season’ click here

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