Sale GP practice to close in November as long-serving GP retires

Patients of The Surgery at Derbyshire Road South are being transferred to neighbouring GP practices after its long-serving partner announced his retirement after more than 34 years at the helm.

Dr Richard Clare is to retire on Monday 30 November when the practice closes its doors permanently.

All patients will be automatically transferred to neighbouring practices and are being contacted directly to explain the change.

Dr Clare said:

“I will miss practising at Derbyshire Road South very much. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my patients and wish them and their families all the very best for the future. It has been a privilege to be their doctor.”

Dr Mark Jarvis, GP and Medical Director at NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“On behalf of NHS Trafford CCG, I would like to thank Dr Clare for the continued hard work, dedication and support he has given to his patients over the past 34 years. We wish him a very happy retirement.

“We are committed to ensuring patients continue to receive safe and effective care.”

Posted on Thursday 22nd October 2020