There have been many changes in general practice over the past 20 plus years, but Dr Cath Hamblin says she still feels like a family doctor.
She said: “It’s the ongoing care over a period of time.
“The whole point of being a GP is you see all sorts and see people with multiple conditions together, but the thing with general practice is you see families over a period of time. You get to know the relationships and the extended links. That’s still true today.
“With the nurses doing more and more of the chronic disease checking and monitoring it is not as clear as it used to be, but you still get to know who is related to who.”
Cath, who has also carried out minor surgery for both the practice and at the Johnson Hospital, has been gradually breaking the news of her departure to patients.