Dr Neilan, who is due to start maternity leave on the day her father retires, said it was 'a bit early' to tell if a third generation would join the family business.
Dr Neilan told GP that her father's retirement after 32 years as a single-handed GP at the Portobello Medical Centre in London's Notting Hill had prompted an 'overwhelming sentiment of gratitude and appreciation from his patients'.
'My dad is a much-loved family doctor,' she said. 'Patients' kind comments and well-wishes are a testimony to his hard-work, attention to detail, and willingness to 'go the extra mile' over all these years.'
Dr Stride's 'willingness to go the extra mile' has continued right up to his retirement - he hand wrote over 350 personalised messages to patients informing them of his plans to step down.
New partner Dr Michael Pryce will run the practice when Dr Stride retires on 3 May and will be joined by Dr Neilan when she returns from maternity leave in November.