The End of an Era

After 30 years together, Janette finally decided that it was time to stop work here and move on in her life.  From now on she will be concentrating on her passion and interest in the psychic world and tending to her garden.  So as from 16 June 2016 she is longer working at The New Southfields Clinic.


Summing up 30 years is an interesting project. The obvious thing is to appreciate all the things which go unnoticed. Everything in the office has a place, and Janette knew where everything was from a pair of tweezers to the lease for the building.  When we were short of paper goods or the laundry hadn’t turned up, she always kept an eye on both the big stuff and little stuff.


Janette has been an intelligent and loyal supporter of the business and of acupuncture itself. Never late, unfailingly interested in and empathetic with the patients, occasionally with stunning insight into peoples' lives and personalities. Recognising when someone might say something to her that might be important and that they wouldn’t or couldn’t say to me.  This has always been so important.


I don’t quite know what it has been like for her, but as for me, it has been amazing to have her hard work and intelligent support for so long.  I have been so lucky to have her at my side and I wish her well.


We have been training Janette’s replacement for the last 5 months and Fiona Moore has more than proved her ability so far.  Whilst I don’t expect another 30 years from her, I am quietly confident that she will provide the same level of care and service that our patients have come to expect from us.