A doctor has retired after 40 years involvement in the medical profession.
Christopher Trower, 64, who lives in Wendover first qualified as a GP on his birthday in 1973. He worked for five years as a GP in the Royal Air Force between 1976 and 1981.
He then began his work in the county, spending 12 years at Calcott Medical Centre, Chalfont St Peter, before moving on to the Poplar Grove surgery on Meadow Way in Aylesbury.
Dr Trower admitted that he would miss his job but added that was not the end of his connections with the medical profession.
He said: “I will miss what I do a lot but I will not be cutting my ties completely as I will be carrying out GP appraisals, which is a form of assessment to ensure that GPs are fit and proper and therefore able to practice.”
In his spare time, Dr Trower is a keen football and rugby fan, and he has had the opportunity to combine both of these interests over the past 20 years.
He said: “I was the club doctor with both Wycombe Wanderers and London Wasps, and now I am the crowd doctor at Adams Park for Wycombe and Wasps home games.”
Another of Dr Trower’s regular duties over the past four years has been to visit Hulcott Nursing Home, near Bierton, to look after the patients there.
He was presented with champagne and chocolates by the residents and staff as a thank you for all his hard work over the years.
He said: “This presentation was something of a surprise and I was extremely touched. I have really appreciated having the responsibility for the home - it has been an honour and a privilege.”
The residents wished Dr Trower well, and hoped he had a long and happy retirement.