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22.12.2021 | Insight

All HCPs want for Christmas is…

CREATION Team photo of Research Associate Paul Cranston By Paul Cranston and Fran Gan

As we enter the festive season, we decided to track the online conversation of healthcare professionals (HCPs) to find out what they want for Christmas this year. Whilst all Mariah Carey wanted for Christmas was you, HCPs had much loftier aspirations, with political change and public safety during the pandemic being at the top of their Christmas wish list.

Visual representation of the topics of things most wished for at Christmas by HCPs

As 25 December draws ever nearer, the number of HCPs posting about what they would like for Christmas has gradually increased. Politics and Covid-19 have remained underlying themes throughout, with the rest of HCP posts being an eclectic mix of sincere Christmas wishes.

Chart showing HCP mentions of things they want for Christmas in 2021

Some of the more serious wishes from HCPs included appeals for better funded healthcare services, the passing of key legislation, and some wishing for changes in political leadership.

Others chose to share their hopes that the new omicron variant of COVID-19 would not be as severe as expected. However, many were not optimistic that this wish would be fulfilled.

Whilst some of these wishes may leave St. Nicholas thinking that he really should have clarified his remit in terms of the gifts he could bring at Christmas, other HCPs asked Father Christmas for things that felt far more attainable.

Like a nap.

Or being taken off a car sales call list.

Or getting verified on twitter – best of luck Jesse!

However, perhaps the most fitting and festive ‘all I want for Christmas’ message could be found in the second most shared post among HCPs over the period analysed. 16 HCPs retweeted this simple post from @iam_chocc.

From all of us at CREATION.co, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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