farewell after 30 years at Highbridge Medical Centre
well-known doctor is set to leave Highbridge Medical Centre after
three decades in a senior role at the practice.
Ciaran Clapham, who was one of the original group of GPs who merged
three separate surgeries to form the Highbridge practice, is leaving
at the end of this month.
Clapham told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Lots of patients aren't
aware I'm leaving. I'm sorry I won't be able to say goodbye to
many of them in person. Highbridge is an area with more than its
fair share of problems, but I shall always remember the fortitude
and good humour of those in my care."
not retiring from general practice. If anything, I am more passionate
about improving standards of healthcare now than when I started
in medicine over three decades ago. I intend to continue working
as a GP in practices closer to my new home in Taunton."
added: "I'm leaving not only a hugely-modernised health centre
building - a vast improvement on Alpha House back in the 80s -
but also very hard-working staff and partners."
particularly valued being a part of a conscientious and caring
healthcare team, past and present. Without them, a modern GP can
do very little."
like to thank the community of Highbridge and Burnham for their
warmth and friendship, which have helped to make these thirty
years in practice so fulfilling."
Clapham's last day at Highbridge Medical Centre will be Tuesday