IT is something of an understatement when GP Geoff Jolliffe says 'I think I've done my fair share'.

Having adopted Barrow as his hometown since he moved here almost four decades ago Dr Jolliffe has dedicated his entire career to helping to improve the town's health.

The 61-year-old began his career at Duke Street Surgery in Barrow before moving to Liverpool House and finally Risedale Surgery.

As well as working long hours as a GP Dr Jolliffe has also undertaken other roles as part of his bid to make Barrow a healthier place.

He has played a pivotal role in attempts to improve health services across the county through the Clinical Commissioning Groups responsible for most primary healthcare and he has also worked for a number of years from Furness General Hospital providing an out-of-hours GP service with Cumbria Health On Call.

Dr Jolliffe has been a member of Morecambe Bay CCG’s governing body since April 2017 when the boundary change occurred and Morecambe Bay CCG came into existence.

In his current role as clinical chair of the CCG he has led the team transforming GP services in Barrow through the creation of a new multi-surgery health centre in Duke Street, which opened earlier this month.

So to Dr Jolliffe, we say thank you, from the entire community.