GP retires after 30 years with Attleborough Surgeries

Staff and patients at Attleborough Surgeries have said farewell to Richard Lindner who has retired after 30 years working as a full-time GP in the town.

Dr Lindner trained at Cambridge University and Westminster Medical School, before moving to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and completing his vocational training there and with the Castle Partnership in Norwich.

He then joined Dr Rogers, Apthorpe, Oxley and Leach in February 1982. During his time as a GP he has seen the practice grow in size considerably and serve the local community from two buildings.

Dr Lindner has helped the practice to provide medical cover at the Wayland Hospital before it closed and medical cover to Wayland Prison for some years.

He has been medical officer to New Eccles Hall School since 1986 and to East Anglia's Children's Hospices at Quidenham since April 2007.

He has served on the Norfolk Local Medical Committee for the last nine years and worked for NHS Norfolk as a GP Appraiser since the appraisal process was introduced. Dr Lindner will continue as a GP Appraiser and a locum GP.

At an evening reception on his last day at work on February 17 past and present staff, representatives of the Friends of Attleborough Surgeries, friends and family, the partners of Attleborough Surgeries presented Dr Lindner with a camera and Mrs Lindner received a turquoise ceramic bowl.

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The practice has appointed a new partner, Dr Peter Read who started in January.

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