Dr Vicky Hartnell MB BS (St
Thomas') 1987. MRCGP, DRCOG, DipFSRH
“A primary task of frontline health workers becomes one of trying
to locate and foster hope, opportunity, dignity and respect within the patient’s
life story and its context”
Iona Heath BMJ 2008;337:a672
I am a middle-aged mother working part-time as a partner here since 2004. I
qualified in 1987 in London, and trained as a GP, taking up my first partnership
in Horfield, Bristol in 1991. I have been lucky enough to relocate to this
beautiful county where I can find beauty, beaches and boats.
Good general medical care, delivered kindly and efficiently, is what I aim to
provide. After more than twenty years in the NHS I am still very proud of what
general practice delivers, despite the constant organisational changes with
which we are faced. My best teachers have always been my patients and my
colleagues, and no-one has managed to organise them away yet!
10 November 2014