End of an era as GP retires
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