A very peculiar dreamBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7236.708 (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:708
- Robin Gatenby, general practitioner
- Aberchirder, Aberdeenshire.
Fifteen years ago I unexpectedly took over a rural singlehanded practice in the north east of Scotland after finishing my trainee year. Although I liked the idea of country practice, socially and culturally it was a big change from my previous life as a city dweller. I was born, educated, and trained as a doctor in Dublin. Looking back I am glad that I had the privilege to develop the practice and witness the changes and growth of a village community. Indeed, although my wife (who is now the part time partner in the practice) and I have happily settled, the first few years were definitely the most …