Dr Stephen Gibbins, from the Moss Street Surgery in Chadsmoor, is hanging up his stethoscope to retire after 30 years’ service.
Dr Gibbins, started work as a GP in Chadsmoor in 1987 and then set up Moss Street Surgery in purpose-built premises in 1990. By 1995 Moss Street was a three-doctor practice and under Dr Gibbins' guidance the list size has risen from 2000 to 5000 registered patients.
Between 2003 and 2008, Moss Street Surgery was a teaching practice supporting GPs of the future. Dr Gibbins was the lead trainer throughout that period. He has also been the practice's clinical lead for respiratory conditions, diabetes, coronary heart disease and minor surgery.
Dr Gibbins left the practice for the last time at the end of April 2017. Many patients signed a farewell card for him to show their appreciation for the care and support he has given to them and many other patients during the last 30 years.
Clive Cropper, Practice Manager at Moss Street Surgery, said: “Moss Street Surgery has a reputation for being one of the most up-to-date, forward-thinking and clinically professional practices in the area and Dr Gibbins must take a great deal of credit for that.
“We are sorry to see Dr Gibbins go but wish him well in his new venture of taking things easy. I’m sure he will enjoy having the time to pursue his hobbies of woodworking, walking and cycling long distances. His golf game may also improve but that remains to be seen…”