Doctor quits to focus on volunteering
5:30pm Friday 13th September 2013 in Latest News
DOCTOR Jonathan Glover has left the George Lane Practice in Marlborough so he can focus on his work with SWIFT medics.
Dr Glover joined the practice after returning from Queensland, Australia to the UK in 2000 and left in April for a three month sabbatical.
He has decided not to return to the practice but will be staying with SWIFT Medics – a group of volunteer doctors in Wiltshire who provide emergency medical care at the scene of serious accidents.
Dr Glover said: “I’ll be staying with SWIFT medics; in fact I have spoken to junior doctors at Great Western Hospital to spread the word about the work we do and get more people involved.
“My son has recently moved schools so we are looking at moving house so that’s the reason for me leaving the practice.
“I went on sabbatical in April and that gave me more time to focus on SWIFT and during that time I decided I wanted more professional flexibility so I can do things like the school run and continue my work with SWIFT.
“Not working at the practice has actually given me more time to focus on SWIFT as well as spending more time with the family. Before it was a bit of a juggling act.”
At present Dr Glover has no solid plans to join another practice.
He said: “I don’t know if I’ll join another practice.
“I’ll have to see where the family end up and make plans then.”