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A RETIREMENT AND A NEW BEGINNING

AT CHARING SURGERY

(September 2010)
Charing Surgery, 1 Surgery Close, Charing, TN27 0AW
Telephone 01233 714490

Some of you will already be aware that Dr Terry Lister, our senior partner, left us on 30 September to start a well-earned early retirement. This is a source of sadness for many people in the community, as Dr Lister has been a much-loved and respected doctor here for many years. As well as providing his skills and care to his patients, he has also been a trainer of GP registrars for 28 years, and many up and coming doctors have benefited from his advice, expertise and experience, when they have spent anything from 6 months to a year in Charing under his watchful eye, before completing their qualifications and going off to join other practices.

 

Dr Lister will not be bored, we can guarantee, and in fact ‘retirement’ is probably a misnomer in his case! We know that he’ll be spending many fruitful hours in his gardens and woodlands, with more than a spot of bird watching thrown in, reading from his extensive library, and relaxing with his family. He is an enthusiastic and experienced cricket umpire, and one of the chief attractions of having a little more available time in between his other interests is the opportunity he will have to spend even more time on the field, being involved in the game that he loves.

 

No doubt you will all miss him in many individual ways, and we at the surgery and in the pharmacy will miss his wisdom, his care and concern, his way of making all staff feel part of one team (batting for the same side!), and of course his great sense of humour.

 

Our new senior partner is Dr Bill Warrilow, whom you know well and who has been at the surgery since 1997. Dr Neil Poplett is continuing as a partner, and two doctors whom you already know, Dr Rosalyn Dunnet and Dr Sanjeeva Naganathar (who is taking on Dr Lister’s role as GP trainer), have joined the partnership. They are ably supported by two salaried doctors, Dr Mira Petrovic and Dr Rachel Sharp, who have been familiar faces here for some years, and by a new team member, Dr Raymond Sarkar, who joined us in September.

 

We are sure you will want to join us in wishing Dr Lister a long, happy and healthy ‘un’-retirement, and in sending best wishes to Dr Warrilow and his team for the future success of our surgery.

 

TELEPHONE AND FAX CONTACTS

 

We also now have a new telephone system and new contact numbers. The telephone number is:

 

01233 714490

 

Some of you may recognise the fax number, which is a return to our original number, ie

 

01233 713782

 

The new Pharmacy fax is 01233 713329

 

You may not yet know that we now offer an on-line booking service for appointments,  and that before long you will be able

 to telephone the surgery 24 hours a day to make, change or cancel an appointment.

We are constantly seeking ways of improving our service to our patients, and hope that you will find the new system helpful.

 

We are open for registering new patients to experience our wide range of health care services.

 

 

 

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Last Update  16.09.2010
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