Dr Jullien Walkley Retiring from the Ladybarn Group Practice

Please use this contact form to send Dr Walkley any well wishes that you may have, thank you.

Ladybarn Group Practice would like to wish Dr Walkley all the best for the future and in his retirement.

28 years ago Ladybarn Group Practice was a 5 doctor practice in a Victorian House next to Mauldeth Road railway station. We had no disabled access, the nurses and baby clinic were up a steep flight of stairs and we were just starting to get grips with using computers. Looking back, there has been so much change over that time and Dr. Walkley has been an integral part of making Ladybarn Group Practice what it is today.

As well as being a key figure in the local community of Ladybarn and Burnage he has epitomised the values of the traditional family doctor, establishing long term relationships throughout generations of families. His care and compassion for his patients are qualities that make him a special doctor, particularly his support for some of the most vulnerable people; never judging patients and seeing each as an individual, treating people not just medical conditions. The fact that so many Ladybarn patients only want to speak to Dr. Walkley demonstrates the regard he is held in by his patients, trusting him to look after not only themselves but family members also. His holistic patient centred approach is something we should all aspire to and it has been an absolute pleasure to not only work with Jullien but to learn from him also.

With his unique combination of wit, great experience, compassion and practical common sense he will be greatly missed. We could not wish for a better colleague and friend for the past 28 years and wish him well in his retirement.

A message from Dr. Jullien Walkley

It seems very strange to actually be retiring. I feel like I’ve been preparing for this moment for ages, but now the time to leave Ladybarn Group Practice has finally arrived, it feels very odd. To retire and move on is a big thing at any time, but to leave in the midst of this national crisis, has made it an even more surreal experience.

I have known lots of you, patients and colleagues, for years but I have not been able to say goodbye to many of you personally. What should have been a busy surgery with lots of handshakes and hugs has instead been a somewhat isolated and empty waiting room. I have been so lucky to work with great people throughout my career, doctors; receptionists; secretaries and nurses have all made my time here at Ladybarn Group Practice a pleasure.

Therefore, I will give you all a virtual hug and a massive thank you for making my time amongst you so rewarding. Thanks to all those who have sent cards and gifts I am very touched by them all.

It has been an honour and privilege to be your doctor for the last twenty-eight years, and I look forward to seeing you all when I am out and about in Ladybarn and Burnage (Covid allowing!).

Please use this contact form to send Dr Walkley any well wishes that you may have, thank you.