Thinking about retirement

For many, retirement is a celebration of life’s work, and often feels like a moment to relax and enjoy a new chapter. Senior Members of the College share their experience of retirement and give practical tips and advice for both managing workload in the leadup to retirement and wellbeing in the aftermath.
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We have produced a number of resources, from practical advice to key steps to be undertaken, to support you in your retirement process.

Recent blogs from senior members


Retire and return - the steps I took

From your pension to the department your work in... Dr Helen Roper shares the steps she took in navigating the process to continue working in the NHS.

Reflecting on my retirement

Dr Robert Scott Jupp takes us through his retirement journey and the many volunteering roles he has since undertaken. "Finding things to do which are both enjoyable and stimulating was, for me, the most important means of adjusting to a new way of life."
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Two recently retired paediatricians tell us how they’ve been helping out with NHS 111.
Mary McGraw
Dr Mary McGraw tells us how it’s never too late to start your retirement journey.
Dr Kevin Windebank
Dr Kevin Windebank our Representative for Senior Members, recalls how he’s enjoyed contributing to child health through his roles at the College.