After 32 very happy years at Hartington, and 42 years working in the NHS, I have made the decision that it is now time for me to retire from General Practice. It has been a privilege to have been welcomed into the lives of so many people and their families; watching babies and children grow and sharing both happy, and sad, times together over the years. These are truly special memories that I will treasure forever, so ‘thank you’ to so many of you for giving me the opportunity to do so.
I plan to retire as a Partner in August and will be replaced by Dr Ashley Dawson who, most of you will remember, worked at our surgery as a locum GP several years ago. He will be joining Dr Graham Hurst as a Partner, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him into our fantastic Health Care Team at Hartington Surgery. I wish him, and his team, all the very best for a long and successful career as he takes the Practice forward into the future.
I wish everyone good health, peace and happiness; I am sure that I will be seeing many of you out there in the beautiful Peak District, hopefully for many more years to come.