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- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Leeds email@example.com
It's never too early to start planning your retirement party. Don't assume someone else will do it for you. The NHS will acknowledge your 40 years' service by deactivating your swipe cards, not by organising a booze-up. Alcohol and cigars are out, even though shortening your life would benefit the pension fund. And your contemporaries may well retire before you, so it's up to you.
Don't slip away quietly. Your workmates will hate you for wasting …