Message for Karen's patients




Dr Karen Bateman is currently on extended compassionate leave following the sad and unexpected tragic death of her husband, Dr Justin Amery. While on compassionate leave, your care needs over the coming weeks will initially be met by one of our other GPs or other clinical staff as appropriate to your particular problem, while we put in place a longer-term replacement doctor to cover her absence. Please bear with us patiently as we also come to terms with the tragic loss of our beloved friend and colleague.

Many of you may wish to express your condolences and a book has been set up in our waiting room. While we also warmly welcome such messages through means of letters, cards, emails or postings on our Facebook page, we would kindly ask that you avoid contacting the practice by phone.


This is a particularly busy time as our staff try to reorganise appointments for Dr Amery and Dr Bateman, as well as deal with a large volume of incoming calls from other patients with pressing medical needs.

Published: Jul 28, 2021