What a difference a year makes. Coming up to the anniversary of the merger of Dolphins Practice with Sussex Primary Care has provided a perfect opportunity to reflect on how things have changed for us in the past year. As one of the previous partners, I can say that the experience has been overwhelmingly positive.  I feel more in control of my workload than I did before, I have more time to spend on my clinical priorities and thankfully spend less on the day to day running of the practice.  The SPC team has been proactive in trying to create a great working environment for the staff and to retain the friendliness that so characterizes our practice.  Our challenges in recruiting have been hugely helped by creating a more diverse team that encourages and enables flexible working.  We have been incredibly lucky with the new additions to our team and have developed a stronger bond amongst ourselves as a result.  There is no us and them division and this has made things very much less stressful than it could feel in the past.  SPC has invested in making General Practice a force for the future, constantly looking to find better ways of managing problems that historically had become entrenched across the primary care setting.  It has sought to improve our individual skills as well as ensuring that the right person is doing the right job.  After only a year I am hugely thankful for their help and reassuring support and as a result feel better able to continue in my love of being a GP without feeling of fear or exhaustion.  I look forwards to what the next years hold.” (2020)