Fellowship honour for village GP

Dr Reddy, of Sharnbrook Surgery.
Dr Reddy, of Sharnbrook Surgery.

A GP, who believes in offering a good old fashioned personalised service to patients, has been recognised as ‘exceptional’ by his peers.

Dr Jason Reddy, who is a full-time partner at Sharnbrook Surgery, has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

A spokesman for the Royal College of General Practitioners said: “Fellowship is the highest grade of membership and a way of enabling the college to recognise the achievements of its members.

“Being recognised by one’s peers as being exceptional is a great accolade.”

Bedford raised Mr Reddy completed his GP training in Milton Keynes and, since then, has ‘worked at just about every practice in Bedford’.

He was part of a team that opened a new practice in Great Denham in 2005 and was assistant medical director for NHS Bedfordshire from 2009 to 2013 before moving to Sharnbrook Surgery in 2013.

He said: “I have gone back to the coal face - from being very strategic to going back to good old fashioned general practice.”

The 49 year old has ambitions of offering training to new doctors at the surgery with funding options currently being explored to create more space to allow this to happen.

Mr Reddy said: “If you have a GP who knows you and knows your family, it’s a much more efficient service in the long rum.

“The problem is there is not enough doctors to run that service across the country.

“We have got quality coming through but we need to make it look good for them going forward.”