With a mixture of sadness and anticipation, I plan to retire from General Practice at the beginning of February. Having spent my early years living in Wideopen, I felt that it was like coming home when I started life as a GP here 31 years ago.
I have felt privileged to work as a GP in the area where my grandparents and father grew up. It has been very special to me to be part of this community, where I have dedicated my energies and career to endeavour to do my best for my patients.
Where no two days have ever been the same, it has never been dull, often a challenge, but so rewarding to be given the opportunity to be involved with the lives of the people who live here. I will leave with many fond memories.
However now is the time for me to move on in my life, and pass the baton on to my colleagues.
There are many challenges in the NHS, of which I am an ardent supporter. I have been honoured to work with talented, dedicated and conscientious colleagues, who only want to give their best to improve the lives of their patients.
I feel that I am leaving the practice in good hands, and wish all my patients and colleagues my good wishes for the future.
With best wishes
Dr Paul Morris