Dear Patients of Tavyside Health Centre and Lifton Surgery,
I am writing to inform you, that due to my relocation to Cornwall 18 months ago, I shall be retiring from the Tavyside Partnership at the end of August 2023.
My last working day as a GP Partner, will be Wednesday the 12 July 2023. From November, for 3 months, I shall work as a GP Locum at the practice, and will be available from time to time thereafter, but need to make the gentle transition of finding work nearer home.
I joined Wharfside Surgery 18 years ago and was blessed to have Dr Harriet Doyle and Dr Mark Eggleton as my partners and the wonderful Cathy Smith as our nurse. We have since, merged practices twice. Throughout these times, I have worked with some fantastic doctors, nurses, HCAs, receptionists, secretaries, managers, cleaners, pharmacists, students, and feel very proud and fond of the team we have become; I will miss them.
I would like to thank you, the patients, for being such a lovely bunch of people. Over the years, I hope that I have been of help to some of you along your journeys. During the pandemic, I missed face to face consultations, and am delighted they are back, alongside telephone consultations when appropriate.
I have always felt incredibly lucky to be a GP; to experience individual doctor patient relationships and indeed, learn about myself too! It has been an honour to be a part of your lives, so thank you and look after yourselves!
With best wishes,