Farewell to Scilly GP

After 10 years as a Scilly GP, Dr Dougal Jefferies retirement has been marked with a musical evening featuring folk band ‘Six Wet Fsh’ at the Old Town Inn.

Dougal says he’s enjoyed being close to community and seeing youngsters grow up.

He’s also proud to have been involved with the birth of a number of islanders, and in some cases, he’s helped bring more than one member of a family into the world, at home or on the helicopter to Treliske.

Dougal is moving to Constantine in Cornwall not least, he says, because the village has a good whiskey shop.

He says he hopes that new GPs will be found soon to continue the practice.