Dr suzanne kirby
I am Suzanne, a GP at St Johns Group Practice in Balby. I was a partner there for 29 years until I retired in 2019, but I continue to work clinical sessions at the practice. My other roles include primary care education and training and I undertake mental health assessments for the mental health act and deprivation of liberty safeguarding legislation.
My commitment and enthusiasm for General Practice to provide the best care for patients is achieved in a supportive working environment where advice and guidance are available. Our role is challenging at times and there are personal and professional issues that may impact on our work and it can help to have someone independent to talk to. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to be supported by colleagues, so I understand the importance of access to a mentor to prevent working in isolation.
The opportunity to be a mentor to support, encourage and share my knowledge and experience is a role that I would like to be involved in, especially since I now have time to do this.
Throughout my life it has been important to me to be trustworthy, open and honest whilst maintaining high professional standards, which has also involved sharing my own learning with fellow GP’s at our training sessions. It is through communication and shared experiences that we can learn from each other to improve our knowledge and develop as part of the mentoring process too.