The biggest change for me in practice this year has been the opening of the Cholsey Complementary Health Centre. I moved with Mark to Cholsey 2 years ago for its proximity to Reading and the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. What we hadn't realised was that for the past several years, the community here had been rebuilding the Cholsey Pavilion, which burnt down 8 years ago.
Finally in May 2013 the Pavilion opened to great local acclaim. The original plans contained a doctor's surgery, but because of the political situation for doctors today, it is not practical for them to run a small practice with only 2 rooms. The Pavilion Trust were therefore open to the suggestion that a Complementary Health Centre might work, and in July, we opened CCHC.
We are just at the start, but really look forward to creating a bustling community clinic in the heart of our village. Have a look at the before and after photos.