Dr Wright leaving the practice
After 31 years as a GP at Friarsgate , I am writing this to inform my patients that I shall be retiring on 31st March 2024.
It is with mixed feelings that I write this, as I have enjoyed my time as a GP here so much.
I have been fortunate to work with a truly amazing team over the last 3 decades and I shall miss my colleagues tremendously. They all work so hard to provide the best quality care possible, in an increasingly difficult environment.
However, it is my patients, I shall miss the most.
It really has been a privilege to look after you, I feel we have shared a lot of life events over the years, and I continue to get joy out of trying to help you as best I can.
I have spent over half my life working here so it will be a wrench to leave, but it’s the right time for me to move on.
I am very pleased to say that I know my patients will be in great hands. Dr Helen Thomas, who has been working with us for almost 2 years, will be your new GP. She is an excellent, empathic GP – I should know as I helped to train her!
I shall still be in Winchester , so if you spot me, do come over and tell me your news.
As many of you know, my passion is helping people to stay healthy and fit , this is something that I am going to continue developing in my retirement.
You could always come and join my walking group!
We meet at the Nutshell in Kings Walk on a Wednesday at 9.15am and walk for an hour, mainly on the flat. Turn up at 9.10 so I can register you.
I am hoping to do some work around aging well and increasing ‘healthspan’, rather than just just lifespan, when I retire.
These are my tips for a healthy and happy life.
· Get outdoors everyday
· Move more and stay physically active
· Stay connected to people, rather than devices
· Eat real food, rather than convenience or ultra-processed food
· Find a purpose
With my very best wishes and thank you for helping me have such a fulfilling career,