Two town GPs to retire after a combined 46 years of service
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Two well-known GPs who haver served a market town for decades will be retiring at the end of the month.
Dr Ann Self and Dr Louise Oliver have worked at the Bungay Medical Practice for a combined 46 years, but have decided the time is right to retire from general practice.
Two friendly and familiar faces to the town, Dr Self and Dr Oliver have been thanked for their exceptional care by the surgery, who say they will be “greatly missed by both colleagues and patients”.
“We wish to express huge thanks for their work over the years,” a spokesman for Bungay Medical Practice said.
“After a combined 46 years caring for patients at Bungay Medical Practice, both Dr Self and Dr Oliver have decided that the time is right for them to retire.”
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Dr Oliver was for many years the lead clinician for St Mary’s House in Bungay and the surgery says she “has been instrumental” in teaching many students from the University of East Anglia.
Dr Oliver held a key role as prescribing lead, with responsibility for keeping the practice up to date with the fast-moving world of pharmaceuticals.
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The GP surgery said throughout her career Dr Self “worked exceptionally, both in her patient-facing role and behind the scenes”.
Dr Self, who had a keen interest in skin conditions, was called “a valuable and knowledgeable” colleague, who was also a partner of the practice for several years and a member of the charitable trust.
The practice has recruited two new doctors to provide healthcare to Bungay patients from September, Dr Dominic Kent and Dr Thomas Hindmarch, who will already be known to many patients as he has been training at the practice for two years.
Until Dr Kent and Dr Hindmarch begin, the practice has secured a temporary GP, Dr Nancy Loader, to ensure care can be provided.
Bungay Medical Practice has asked that patients do not call the surgery to book farewell appointments with the clinicians.
“As medical professionals, they will be working alongside their team members to help the most unwell patients that need help during this unprecedented period,” the surgery said.