Sally and I will be retiring at the end of September and Drs Fiona and Gareth Dawe will change from being salaried GPs to take over as the new partners. So the final thank you is to all of you who have made the past 18 years in Hindon such a pleasure for us. We know the practice will be in good hands with an assured future. Those of you around in 2002 will remember the fight by patients to keep a surgery in Hindon but securing this in 2021 has been even more difficult with fewer GPs, more onerous administration and monitoring and planning a new surgery (after over a decade of effort this is on course with the village plan approval in May) quite apart from a global health emergency. However we have two experienced GPs well established in the practice eager to take over supported by a superb team.

We left established good practices in Hampshire with our young family to what we thought would be something very special in Hindon. It has been even more than we expected and that is thanks to all the help and support we have had from so many people, but especially our patients, from the moment we arrived back in this magical part of Wiltshire.

Patrick Craig-McFeely and Sally Hayes