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Dr David Hayward set to retire after 26 years at Haxby Group

04th February 2021 - 10:28 AM

After 26 years as a GP partner at Haxby Group, Dr David Hayward is preparing to retire from the Haxby Group at the end of March.

He says it’s been a huge privilege to work as part of the Haxby Group team and wishes to thank all those patients who have put their trust in him to care for them.

Here he reflects on his time at the practice:
“I have enjoyed my career very much. Sometimes it has felt like a rollercoaster ride but I will take away many happy memories.  Primary care can be very challenging and the last 12 months have proved especially so.  I have witnessed many changes in the organisation which was simply ‘Dr K.W. Myers and partners’ when I joined.

“We have grown significantly and now have surgeries in Hull and Scarborough.  We serve more than 90,000 patients and employ more than 400 people.  Wow!

“I have had a number of roles over the years including post graduate training (I have supervised more than 40 trainee GP’s and several of those trainees are now partners and salaried doctors in the team) and GP appraisal.  I was a GP board member of the Vale Of York Clinical Commissioning Group when it was first formed and I have also worked as a Training Programme Director on the York Vocational Training Scheme.  I have also been Senior Partner for the last 6 years and Chair of Haxby Group.  I have worked at a number of sites in York and also in Hull which I thoroughly enjoyed and allowed me to experience a slightly different facet of General Practice.

“But I have always seen myself first and foremost as a GP and that is what has given me the most satisfaction over the years.  I have been part of an extremely talented team and have enjoyed the support of many colleagues both clinical and non-clinical and that has made a huge difference.  I can honestly say I was incredibly fortunate to have been part of Haxby Group and it has been a huge part of my life.

“I have no fixed plans for retirement though I would like to become involved in supporting and mentoring health care workers in countries with less well developed health care systems and it is almost inevitable that I will be working with the Covid-19 vaccination programme locally in the coming months!

“Thank you to those of you who have trusted me to care for them.  I wish you all the best for the future.”

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