Forest Gate GPs retire after comined service of 46 years

10:12 03 July 2013

Dr Kiran Sinha, centre, and Dr Sarah Wood in their leaving party after years of work at Claremont Clinic.

Dr Kiran Sinha, centre, and Dr Sarah Wood in their leaving party after years of work at Claremont Clinic.


Thousands of patients at a doctor’s surgery have said goodbye to two GPs who have retired after decades of working in the borough.

Dr Kiran Sinha and Dr Sarah Wood have both taken early retirement from the Claremont Clinic in Romford Road, Forest Gate where they have served thousands of patients.

Now they have said farewell to some of their oldest patients at parties held at the surgery.

Dr Sinha, 58, who has been working for the surgery for 18 years, said she was looking forward to pursuing other interests related to healthcare. She is particularly interested in acupuncture and setting up a not-for-profit organisation.

She said although she was taking early retirement, her patients understood her reasons.

Dr Wood, 57, has spent more than 28 years working in Newham. She is also planning to devote more time to her interests which include horse riding, playing music as well as painting.

She is also hoping retirement will allow her to move a little closer to her elderly parents.

She said: “The best thing (about being a GP) has been I suppose building long-term relationships with patients over time because it is quite a special relationship.

“I will miss the people that I worked with and the patients because I do like the patient contact.”

The Claremont Clinic, which has a total of six doctors, has replaced one of its retiring GPs already and is recruiting the replacement of the other, ensuring that its 9,000 patients continue to be well looked after.


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