Thank you for everything, Nigel - thank you for what you have done for all of us as a profession and for me as an individual. Pulse has been an incredibly important support through all my years as a GP in the UK and the go-to place to connect to my old colleagues after I took the difficult step of moving to Australia.
I confess that, naively, I took your editorship for granted and it was only when I just read your words that I woke up - "What?? WHY???..No, this can't be true!! What will happen to PULSE?"
I cannot thank you enough for providing such a strong pillar of support for all of us in such troubled times - for being there when Pulse seemed to be the only thing that still made sense to me and kept me sane. (If laughing hysterically at 3am while reading Peverley's column can be called "sane". Although I'm not so sure now that my husband appreciated being regularly woken up by my guffawing in the middle of the night and then having to listen to my reading out of entire passages interspersed with maniacal, indignant exclamations "See? What have I been telling you? See? I'm not the only one!"...)
I echo the sentiments of all my colleagues who commented before me and wish you the very best for the future. Thank you. You will be sorely missed. Lydia