Ode to joy and tinsel
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Ode to joy and tinsel

Ophthalmic nurse Jane Bates’ festive message for visiting NHS managers

’T was the night before Christmas,

a stranger appeared,

Holding a clipboard,

sporting a beard.

Who’s this, cried the nurses, as they showed

him the door,

I’m NHS Top Brass, need I say more?

I’ve come to observe you and make

sure you don’t

Take seasonal liberties, as is your wont.

Nursing Standard. 33, 9, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.12.s8

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