Thursday, 18 October 2018

GP retires after 25 years of caring for generations

A DOCTOR at a Henley surgery is to retire after 25 years.

Dr Elizabeth Collett, 59, who joined Bell Surgery in York Road in 1989, will leave in March. She worked in London for 12 years before moving to Russell’s Water and taking up the post in Henley.

Dr Collett said: “I will miss my colleagues and the wonderful camaraderie of our team and I will truly miss the patients. I have loved my career in general practice and know of no one who has enjoyed their working life as much as I have. I always said I would stop at 60, which is the standard retirement age for GPs, and I’m looking forward to the new phase of my life and the chance to do things I haven’t been able to up until now.”

Dr Collett, who lives with her husband Richard, a retired security technician, and has two children, is a keen guitar player and plans to play more.

She said: “I’ve played guitar since I was 13 so I’m looking forward to doing some more of that. I’ve joined Sam Brown’s ukulele band and have had my first rehearsal. I also want to play more golf as I’m a member of Huntercombe Golf Club.”

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