A doctor who has served for over 30 years at one practice is retiring at the end of the month.
Gill Beck, 59, who works at the Mandeville practice on Walton Court said the job had been an ‘absolute privilege’.
She said: “I am very grateful that I have been able to spend a large part of my working life in this profession.
“It is very rewarding and I feel very privileged that patients have shown such trust and confidence in me over the years.
“I have got to know a lot of my patients very well during my time here and I will miss working with patients and their families, both through the happy and the sad times, a lot.”
Dr Beck, who lives in Aylesbury with her husband, Bill, said the job had changed significantly since she began at the practice in 1982.
She said: “Without getting too political about it, the changes have been radical.
“Over the years, we have received less and less money from the NHS and our workload has increased.”
Dr Beck is not taking a complete break from the profession, as she will continue her involvement in medical politics by representing the interests of GPs across the county.
She added: “I am planning to spend more time gardening as that is something I enjoy.”