Dr Rachel Mann Stepping down as a GP Partner




To our Westbank patient’s,

I am writing to let you know I shall be stepping down from my role as a GP partner at Westbank Practice this summer. It has been a really difficult decision and one I have wrestled with for a long time. I feel a strong loyalty to you – my patient’s and to the practice and to all those I enjoy working with. However, I have come to recognise this it is time for me to leave. A better work-life balance will allow me to enjoy more time with my family who have come second to my work rather too often.

As I look back over my 24 years as a partner, three themes emerge. Firstly, that having long term relationships with patients and families is the most joyous and satisfying part of General Practice. Secondly that medicine is a fascinating and amazing vocation and thirdly that I have been very fortunate to work with wonderful colleagues who are fully committed to great patient care. I am very proud to have been part of the Westbank Practice for all these years and working with such a great team.

I want to thank you, my patients for placing your trust in me - it has been such a privilege to have been part of your lives and I carry a part of you with me in the knowledge, living and learning we have experienced together. We have shared a lot over the years and I have a lot of very positive memories.

I am delighted to say that Dr Mike Bateman will be taking on my list. He is a very caring and professional GP who has been working with us over the last couple of years so is well known to some of you already. I feel very confident that you will be in safe hands.  

I plan to stay very much in touch with the practice so our paths may cross again.  

Best Wishes,

Dr Rachel Mann

Published: Apr 21, 2021

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