MY MOST FAVOURITE THINGS

Patients you help and who start to feel better
When you receive an appreciative letter
Duty doc days when the fat lady sings
These are a few of my most favourite things

Those in the office who suffer frustration
Making some sense of my dodgy dictation
Those in reception whose phone always rings
These are a few of my most favourite things

Helpful consultants who hear my entreaties
Practice Nurses who can treat diabetes
She who each morning hot coffee me brings
These are a few of my most favourite things

When the day’s hard
And I’m left scarred
And I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my most favourite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Health care assistants who though lunch approaches
Don’t meet my heart trace requests with reproaches
Stories of patients with happy endings
These are a few of my most favourite things

Patients who know of my love of malt whiskey
How every evening my dog shows he’s missed me
Those who each year send me Christmas greetings
These are a few of my most favourite things

Those on the days that the workload it tests you
Friends who are colleagues who come to your rescue
Managers skilled at what work at them flings
These are a few of my most favourite things

When the press lies
It’s no sur-prise
That I’m feeling blue
But then I remember my most favourite things
And focus on what is true.

After Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers


For more song adaptations and woeful attempts at poetry, all with a GP flavour, please follow the links below:

To read, ‘My Least Favourite Things’, click here

To read ‘What a wonderful job this can be’, click here

To read ‘GPs – Do You Remember?’, click here

To read ‘Baggy White Coats’, click here

To read ‘If’, click here

To read ‘I am the very model of a General Practitioner’, click here

To read ‘A Hard Year For us All’, click here

To read ‘On Call Days and Mondays’, click here

To read ‘Yesteryear’, click here

To read ‘Spare me a doctor’, click here

To read ‘I knew a Man’, click here

To read ‘Room Enough’, click here

To read ‘Old Hands’, click here

To read ‘I’ve got a little list’, click here

To read ‘Summertime’, click here

To read ‘GP Kicks’, click here

To read ‘How the grinch and Covid-19 stole General Practice’s Christmas’, click here

To read ‘’Twas the week bedore Christmas – 2020’, click here

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