If you can daily take a hundred calls from patients who are ill

And calmly treat their every need with kindness and with skill


If vaccines you must organise, when you receive the call

Despite just when they will arrive, you’ve no idea at all


If liable you’re asked to be for what you can’t control

And then are made to feel the guilt, when not your fault at all


If you can work long stress filled hours and then read in the press

That you’re a lazy ne’er do well who just could not care less


If you can fill each passing minute with an hours worth of work

Then you’re in primary care my dear where life is just berserk.


[after Rudyard Kipling]

To read ‘I knew a man’, click here

Published by peteraird134510580

Nothing particularly interesting to say other than I'm a GP with an interest in emotional well-being, an avid Somerset County Cricket Club supporter and a poor example of a Christian who likes to put finger to keyboard from time to time and who is foolish enough to think that someone out there may be interested enough to read what I've written. Some of these blogs have grown over time and some portions of earlier blogs reappear in slightly different forms in later blogs. Apologies for the repetition. What I have posted today (6th August 2018) consists of what I have written over the last few years - whether I write anything ever again, only time will tell.

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