27th Jun, 2022

Tributes paid to beloved Coventry GP Jamie Macpherson, who died just months after retiring

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘remarkable’ Coventry GP who has passed away after more than 30 years of treating city patients.

Dr Jamie Macpherson of Springfield Practice, in Kersley, died at the age of 65 on January 27 following a serious lung condition.

Dr Macpherson joined the surgery, formerly known as Kersley Road medical practice, in 1984.

He went on to serve as partner for 33 years until his retirement in September last year.

Colleagues describe him as having excellent clinical acumen and said he took great pride in providing patients with a traditional, practice-based model of primary care.

As well as his dedication to medicine and patient care, he was an active member of the Coventry Local Medical Committee (LMC), of which he served as secretary and, more recently, as chair.

Dr Steve Allen, clinical director of NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Jamie MacPherson was a great GP to have in our city.

“He was very knowledgeable, wonderfully committed to his patients and really hard working.

“He was a great advocate for General Practice and always displayed a real pride in his profession.

“Jamie recognised how fortunate we all are to have the NHS and how fortunate those of us who work in the NHS are to have such a rewarding job.

“He will be greatly missed.”

Outside of medicine Mr Macpherson was a keen Coventry City supporter and pursued many sporting, literary and musical interests.

He made generous donations to the British Lung Foundation and is survived by his three children – Lorna, Andrew and Lisa.

Paying tribute to his colleague, Dr Jonathan Pywell, senior partner at Springfield Medical Centre, said: “Jamie accepted his illnesses and the increasing limitations they imposed on his life with a dignity that is an example to us all.

“His passing, so soon after his formal retirement from the practice, is particularly hard to bear, as he never really had the time to fully enjoy the fruits of all his hard work over the years.

“The staff and patients at the practice will miss him immensely.”

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