DOWN AT THE DOCTORS
A very belated happy New Year to you all and thanks to everyone who gave generously to the staff over the Christmas period; all those chocolates and biscuits mean that we have had to consider a group gym membership for 2019!!
Now, I must dispel any notion of my imminent retirement. I have been told by a number of patients that I am about to escape the NHS in order to play more golf! This is NOT the case and I’m afraid that you will have to put up with me for a few years longer!
However, from May this year there will be some changes. I am reducing my hours by approximately 25% but will still be working at least 3 days a week; keeping Monday and Friday mornings in Hunsdon and Thursday afternoons at St Elizabeth’s unchanged.
Details of the changes haven’t been finalised yet but I hope to clarify things in the next month or two.
Mrs May recently announced a cash injection for the NHS over the next 5 years with the focus on prevention and early detection of disease. As a practice we participate in the screening programmes for breast, bowel and cervical cancers and would encourage you all to take up any screening invitations you may receive.
On a personal note I would like to thank all of you who expressed their good wishes on the occasion of my daughter’s marriage at St Andrews Church on 8th December. Particular thanks to Steve Bate, Michael McAdam, Marigold Hodge, Judy Waples and anyone else who helped in the Church on that truly memorable day.
Is it any wonder why I can’t retire just yet???
Dr Paul Haimes