Dr King's retirement
It is with much regret that Dr King has decided to retire with effect from 1st April 2023.
Dr King joined Emperor's Gate Surgery in 1990 and oversaw the surgery move from Cornwall Gardens to the current location. She was a driving force for improvement and development, introducing teaching of medical students to the surgery as well as training doctors to become GPs. She has dedicated 40 years to the NHS and to providing a service to the local community, which she feels passionate about.
We would like to thank her for all her hard work, shared learning and support over the years. We wish her the very best of luck for her retirement. Enjoy the well deserved break!
She wishes to post this message as a goodbye;
'It has been a great honour to serve the local community as a general practitioner for 33 years! I have learnt so much from my patients, colleagues in both general practice, the wider community eg district nurses, and at the local hospitals, as well as the Imperial College of Medicine tutors and students.
I have seen many changes over the years, not least small babies who have grown into delightful adults! Change is inevitable, but I am lucky I have had the opportunity to shape a service that has strived for continuity of care and the core values of general practice.
I shall miss my work enormously and am very sad to leave the practice. I hope to return for temporary fill in when and if needed, so it is possible I may see some of you again in the future.
I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support over the years, and in particular my partners Dr Stott and Dr Pankhurst, as well as all the other staff who have worked with us over the years.'