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I am writing to tell you all that, sadly, after more than nine years, I shall be leaving my role as a family doctor and Partner at Everest House Surgery – my last day will be today, Wednesday, April 26th 2023.
During time away from work recently, I have realised that the time has come from me to step aside from full time regular GP Partnership work. I am looking to make a fresh start, in a different capacity, which I hope will result in a better life-work balance and which allows me to spend more quality time with my young family.
As I reflect back on my time at Everest House, it is clear to me that the long-term relationships that have been forged between myself and my patients are the most rewarding and satisfying aspects to be found in working as a doctor. We have been through so much together – I feel a strong loyalty to you and would like to record here my deepest appreciation to you all for placing your trust in me and for the many kind comments and good wishes that you have sent to me. I have been very touched by them all.
I’d like to record my special gratitude to those of you who were kind enough to support me on my sponsored bicycle rides – the patients of Everest House have helped to raise over £4700.00 for such causes as the British Heart Foundation and The Prince’s Trust, which is absolutely terrific.
I am also grateful to my colleagues at Everest House for their hard work whilst I have been away. I have been fortunate to have worked as part of a team at Everest House Surgery who share not only my commitment to provide the best care to our patients, but also to support each other, the Practice and the wider community as a whole.
As you know, the NHS and General Practice is under terrific pressure at the moment and so much hard work goes unnoticed and unrecognised behind the scenes. I am proud of the Everest House team – although things might not always go to plan, they remain totally committed to your care. Working together, I would like to wish you and them every success as the Surgery strives to maintain and further develop the services you receive against the current challenging backdrop within the National Health Service.
It has been an honour and my privilege to serve you for these past nine years and I leave you now with many fond and happy memories. We may meet again one day but, until then, I shall miss you all very much. I should like to close this message by sending my warmest wishes to you and your families for your future good health and happiness.
Dr Kevin Cooper