Former Medical Director Dr Peter Handslip officially retired from the George Eliot Hospital last week after 33 years.
Dr Handsclip started at the George Eliot Hospital in 1984 and has seen the hospital grow from strength to strength over the years. Dr Handslip a lead in respiratory medicine has also been in charge of medical education before his retirement this month.
Peter started as a specialist in respiratory and general medicine who specialised in asthma and lung cancer. He was Clinical Director of Medicine from 1988 – 1997 and from 1997 to 2000 clinical tutor responsible for postgraduate medical education. Peter was Medical Director for George Eliot Hospital in January 2000 to 2008.
Dr Handslip had also been a founder member of the Midland Thoracic Society, a member of the Lung Cancer National Working Party and previously Secretary & President for the North Warwickshire Division of the British Medical Association.
Dr Handslip said:“I was very touched to see so many colleagues at my surprise retirement event.
“The last 33 years or so have shot by and I have really enjoyed working at the George Eliot with a professional team.
“I am proud of all our achievements especially in respiratory medicine and medical education and I wish all my colleagues the very best for the future as I know they will continue to care for patients with empathy and excellent care.”
Medical Director, Dr Gordon Wood said: “We thank Dr Handslip for his medical contribution to the George Eliot Hospital over the years and we are also extremely grateful for his support and dedication developing medical education.”
Dr V. Sankara Raman recently replaced Dr Handslip as Director of Medical Education at George Eliot Hospital. He will oversee the clinical education for all junior medical staff and medical students and lead the ongoing development of the pioneering ‘Physician Associate’ role at the hospital.
Dr Raman intends to ensure that George Eliot Hospital continues to flourish as a centre of excellence in education and clinical services.
Dr Peter Handslip (third right) with from left Medical Director Dr Gordon Wood, Dr Sankara Raman, Chief Executive Kath Kelly, Chairman Stuart Annan and Dr Vinod Patel