We are sorry to announce that Dr Paul Coffey will be retiring on 30th of September 2017 & will not be returning to work before then. His patients will continue to be looked after by Dr Amar Latif.
Dr Coffey joined the practice in May 1980 working initially at both The Eynsham Medical Centre and The Long Hanborough Surgery but in recent years only at the latter. He demonstrated a very high standard of family medicine throughout his long and distinguished career providing a highly personal service for his patients many of whom knew him for over thirty years.
In addition to the day to day consulting in the surgeries :
- He was a GP trainer helping young doctors train to become General Practitioners. He also taught medical students and provided work experience for many students applying to do medicine.
- For over twenty-five years he served as a West Oxfordshire GP representative on the Oxfordshire Local Medical Committee – the group of GPs who try to ensure the best conditions for patients and GPs in Oxfordshire.
- He was a member of the Oxfordshire Priorities Forum – a ground breaking organisation dedicated to prioritising the implementation of the most valuable new health advances.
- He was on an Oxfordshire committee together with colleagues from The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre – The Spinal Group – committed to optimising back pain treatment in Oxfordshire & implementing the National Back Pain Guidelines.
- He co-authored the book ‘Management of low back pain in Primary Care’.
- He was the Royal College of General Practitioners’ representative on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) committee which created the Guideline for Chronic Back Pain Management.
- He was the Medical Officer to the Hanborough branch of The St Johns Ambulance Brigade for some years.
- He worked as a GP on a sabbatical in New Zealand during a practice exchange with a New Zealand GP.
- He was Managing Partner for the practice until recently.
Sadly illness forced his career to come to a halt and has hastened his retirement. His professional expertise and long experience will be greatly missed by his patients and colleagues and we wish him well for his retirement.