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Cold and flu: Geepeemum tells it like it is

Lots of stories around today about how flu is gripping the nation and - with the addition of norovirus and Christmas party casualties - hospitals are about to collapse under the strain.

Lots of stories around today about how flu is gripping the nation and - with the addition of norovirus and Christmas party casualties - hospitals are about to collapse under the strain.



I can certainly vouch for there being a lot of it about, with 3 casualties in my family including one very grumpy toddler (I'm hoping the work-supplied flu jab will keep me safe).

GP surgeries certainly will be bearing the brunt of the upsurge in flu, as the shivering and feverish descend on their doctors in the hope they can help end their misery.

Only, as they should - and probably do - know, there's bugger all the GP can actually do. In fact, they're lucky if their GP doesn't tell them this in even more blunt terms.

Following a tortuous 12 hour day dealing with the hordes, blogger GeePeeMum obviously reached the end of her tether. And in her frustration and anger, she perfectly sums up the torment that the virus carriers inflict on practices and GPs, and how much she wants them all to stay as far away from her as possible.

Snotty hordes are descending on GP surgeries Pulse team blog

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