Dr P McKinley - Retirement

A message from Dr P McKinley:

"I will be retiring from my role as a GP Partner at Salisbury Medical Practice at the end of August 2021. Despite being a late starter in Medicine, I will have been with the Practice for nearly 22 years; I became a Partner at New Street Surgery at the start of 2001 and before that before that had been a GP Trainee at Grove House Surgery. A lot has changed in that time. When I started, New Street had 4000 patients, less than 20 staff and we worked from a small and very old converted house that had narrow rickety stairs. SMP now has 24,000 patients, over 100 staff and a large modern building that even has a lift. I spent 3 years as Senior Partner at New Street Surgery leading up to the merger with Grove House and Bemerton Heath Surgeries (and later Wilton Health Centre) to form Salisbury Medical Practice.  I have particularly enjoyed my role teaching Medical Students from Southampton Medical School and doing Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.  

In my last year, General Practice has changed dramatically thanks to the COVID Pandemic. It has been hugely satisfying to be able to help with the COVID vaccine program which is giving us all hope for the future. It has been a privilege to work as a GP; helping to care for many amazing patients and working with exceptional colleagues and staff.     

Although I will miss all this terribly, the time has come to get the Campervan on the road (COVID permitting) & head off to walk the mountains of The UK & Europe (knees allowing)."

We would like to wish Dr McKinley all the best for the future and thank him for all the hard work and dedication over the past years.

Published: Mar 19, 2021