Dr Thompson leaving

Please see the letter below from Dr Thompson.  We are currently recruiting and will update patients on any appointments to the post in due course

Please don’t call into the practice with any queries regarding this, as it will block the phones for clinical use.  Thank you for your understanding


Dear Patients and Friends of Rush Hill and Weston Surgery 

It is with great sadness that I tell you I have resigned from my role at Rush Hill and Weston Surgery.  My last day will be in early April 2023. I honestly thought this would be my forever “work home”.  This is a decision that has been very difficult to make.

I am deeply sorry to leave my colleagues and the patients, that I got to know so well over the last years. Every individual in our team works above and beyond to try and give the best service possible. I feel blessed to have worked as part of such an incredible team. We understand the frustrations patients feel, especially when feeling unwell or scared – but please also remember our team are good human beings, doing their best in very challenging circumstances.

I thank you all for your support over the last 10 years. I have always said that being a GP should be the best job in the world. It is an absolute privilege when patients place trust in you and share their stories. Continuity of care has always been very important and something we have strived to deliver.  Over the last decade I have looked after many of you to the best of my ability. I have shared moments of joy, frustration and desperation. I’ve cried and I’ve laughed with patients.  I have met 4 generations of some families – saying goodbye to elders, and welcoming new generations. This is what general practice is all about. I thank you for all those moments and memories.

Thank you to all my colleagues out in the community too, from pharmacists to the district nurses, the care home teams and all the other allied professionals.

It is with great sadness that I say goodbye.

Kind regards

Dr Lizzie Thompson