There will be some major changes in the practice in 2018.
In April Dr Neil Bryson will be stepping down from the partnership after 28 years of service to the patients in our practice.
He writes: “It is with sadness that I wish to inform you all that I shall be formally retiring from the partnership on 6th April 2018. I would like to say what a privilege it has been to work in the local community. I have met many remarkable people during my time here and I hope I have been able to offer them some help and support in their journey through life. May I say thank you to all the doctors and staff who I have worked with over the years, for their commitment and good humour through both good and difficult times”.
We have greatly valued the insight, wisdom, experience and professionalism Dr Bryson has brought to the practice, and are very pleased that he will still be working one and a half days a week to help us out.
We are delighted that Dr Victoria Jepson will be rejoining us in February after the birth of her second child, Poppy. She will be a partner, replacing Dr Meenu Paul who left last July. Her absence has been excellently covered by her long term maternity locum, Dr Rowan Harrison, and we’d like to wish Dr Harrison well for the future and offer our sincere thanks to her for making Victoria’s absence so painless!
We will also welcome Dr Sam Hart to the practice. He’ll be working here four days a week and we’re delighted, that at a time when many practices are struggling to recruit doctors, that he will be joining us.
Drs Julie Tranter, Lisa Ibbs, Matthew Elsdon and Michelle Fletcher are staying on!
As a result of all these changes, we may need to change some patients’ “usual GP” to reflect incoming and outgoing doctors. We’ll be in touch nearer the time to advise if you’ll be affected. We’d recommend people to stay with their usual, preferred GP to improve continuity of medical care, but we don’t insist you only see your allocated GP.