Surrey practice celebrates 150 years as a continuous GP partnership

A Surrey practice has celebrated 150 years as a continuous GP partnership.

The Kingston-upon-Thames practice was set up in 1861 by Dr Edward Shirtliff, who qualified in the year of the 1858 Medical Act that established the modern concept of a doctor.

Dr Mike D'Souza, who has just retired after 36 years at the practice, said it had created a wallchart showing all former partners alongside developments in medical history. 'There has been an extraordinary breadth of change in general practice, which is acquiring a very respectable history for itself, and we should all be very proud of that,' Dr D'Souza said.

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