As a Practice one area we feel we tend to cope with well is change. The Practice has been involved in training GP’s and nurses and other colleagues for many years and this tends to mean we regularly have new colleagues joining the team before moving on to their new roles when their training is complete. We believe this experience makes us able to adapt when colleagues who have been here a little longer leave the team and whilst we may miss them the legacy they leave is a strong clinical workforce.
We have some changes taking place within our clinical team over the next few months and we felt it was appropriate to share these here.
Dr Thomas will be leaving the Practice at the end of March and whilst we know that patients will miss her as much as an outstanding and caring doctor as we will as a kind and thoughtful colleague we know you will join us in wishing her the very best for the future. We are delighted to announce that Dr Glasson will be taking on Dr Thomas’ Partnership role at this same time.
Sadly Dr Jones will also be leaving us in early February to move to Derbyshire, in her time with us she has become a much loved and valued member of the team and we know that you will join us in congratulating her on her new role no matter how much we will miss her.
We have been joined this week by Dr Becca Watt. Dr Watt is a very experienced GP who spent the first 5 years of her career as a GP working on a native American reservation and since coming to the UK has worked in Yorkshire and for several years in the Stamford area. Dr Watt has a specific interest in care of the elderly.
From the end of March we are also being joined by Dr Sophia Farmillo. Dr Farmillo is currently working as a GP in Newark and also brings a passion for care of the elderly along with encouraging medical students towards a career in general practice.
We have had the great pleasure of having Dr Humphreys training with us who is without doubt an exceptional GP trainee. We are delighted to say that from May Dr Humphreys will be staying with the Practice in a substantive role, her particular interest is in the care of children and families.
We believe the above mix of GPs will add real strength to the team and allow us to face the challenges that a growing population along with increased patient demand brings over the next few years.
We are equally excited to announce that nurse Alex Daniels has moved into a full time care co-ordinator role within the Practice, caring for the most vulnerable patients in our population. We have strengthened the practice nursing team which will be joined by Sally Priest at the beginning of the month. Sally is a very experienced practice nurse who lives locally and is looking forward to helping care for the community she lives in.
Last but certainly not least Dr Isaac and Dr Odi will be returning to the Practice as third year GP trainees later this week. Both were a great asset to the practice in their first year rotation and we know that the additional skills they will have learnt in the 18 months they have been away from us will only add to their already outstanding levels of patient care.
Obviously there is a lot of change above some with clinicians and friends we will miss dearly and some with new colleagues who we very much look forward to working with, we have no doubt you will join us in making them feel very welcome to the lovely area served by the Practice.