Dr Paul Borrelli is retiring

Dr Paul Borrelli has decided to retire after reaching the landmark of 35 years as a General Practitioner. 


He started working at Downton Surgery in 1986 and took over as Senior Partner at the end of 2017.  Paul has been dedicated to primary care medicine and his  leadership and immense work ethic will be greatly missed by all of the surgery team. 

The surgery is sure that their patients, (many of whom consider Paul to be a personal friend after such long service), will be sorry to hear this news, but will understand his need to move onto new and exciting adventures having achieved such long service. He will be leaving at the end of February, but may still pop up at our COVID vaccination clinics.

Dr Borrelli would like to say “THANK YOU for all the happy years together.  I’m leaving the practice in safe hands.” 


A statement from the surgery says:

"Paul is sure to see you all again around the village, or when COVID-19 restrictions allow at one of the various groups he belongs to; organising a themed musical event; (in between globe-trotting with his wife Heather who is also retiring from Salisbury District Hospital). We have generously offered to help him fill any spare time he may have with covering clinics or supporting our projects such as those run by the Sarum Wellbeing Collective! 

Many of you have already enquired about leaving presents and cards, Paul is very grateful for these offers but is happy to have been part of your community for so long and says that is thanks enough. 


If however you feel you would like to mark this occasion, Downton Surgery sponsors Downton Football Club and Paul would be grateful for your support of their fund raising campaign instead of personal gifts.  

The Surgery has worked in partnership with DFC to promote health and wellbeing and the club are currently refurbishing the former BWSSC social club (and adjoining Sherwood Suite) at Wick Lane as a renewed facility for the village called The Clubhouse. Dr Whitehead, one of the first partners of Downton Surgery, was instrumental in the establishment of these facilities. We would very much like to build on our link with this village resource and support DFC in their fundraising efforts to refurbish and re-open them for the benefit of the whole community. When circumstances allow we have several health and wellbeing projects we hope to run at The Clubhouse and grounds. 

When COVID-19 is bought under control and we are all allowed to mingle freely again, Dr Borrelli will be able to have a belated leaving party as one of the first guests in the newly refurbished Sherwood Suite.  We hope many of you will join him for the celebration but in the meantime please join us in wishing Paul a Very Happy Retirement!"