End of an era as GP re­tires

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN IN­FLU­EN­TIAL vil­lage GP of nearly 30 years and all round ‘good egg’ was hon­oured with a 200 strong re­tire­ment party.

Born and bred Chal­font St Giles man Dr An­drew Web­ber, who has been at the Mis­bourne Surgery since 1988, is set to re­tire from his long stand­ing role at the end of this year.

Dr Web­ber grad­u­ated with a de­gree in medicine and a BSc in Cell Bi­ol­ogy from Mid­dle­sex Hos­pi­tal med­i­cal school at the Univer­sity of Lon­don.

His fa­ther, Michael, set up the Mis­bourne prac­tice which An­drew joined in 1988 af­ter com­plet­ing his three year train­ing pro­gramme in River­side Surgery in High Wy­combe.

Friend and col­league Dr John Nash said: “He was a real typ­i­cal, old fash­ioned vil­lage GP, and his pri­mary con­cern was his wel­fare of the pa­tients.

“He is just a gen­eral good egg. What­ever was hap­pen­ing in Chal­font St Giles he was in­volved in. He very much lived in the com­mu­nity, and was al­ways very vis­i­ble at the vil­lage show.

“You won’t see the like of him again really.”

Dr Nash, who has known Dr Web­ber since 1977, said he has been ‘in­stru­men­tal’ in a long run­ning cam­paign to send Christ­mas food parcels, ham­pers and fi­nan­cial aid to those who need it.

He de­scribed it as the ‘end of an era’, and said that many of the 200 who were at the party grew up with Dr Web­ber, such was his in­flu­ence on vil­lage life.

“The pa­tients will be sorry to see him go,” he added.

Al­lan Mansi and his wife Paulette wanted to show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks to ther­a­pist Wendy Dines and her team for the care and ther­a­peu­tic ser­vice they pro­vide.

Mr Mansi, 62, who has ter­mi­nal lym­phatic can­cer, is a fre­quent vis­i­tor to the unit to re­ceive chemo­ther­apy.

He said: “This isn’t my first bat­tle with can­cer and I’ve un­der­gone a range of sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures and treat­ments in the past but they were only ever clin­i­cal.

“Wendy and her team

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