Multi-talented Rugby GP retires at 45

Dr Jag Barhey
Dr Jag Barhey

Unlike a certain MP, a Rugby GP is stepping down from his main role to spend time on other projects, ranging from floating homes to fashion.

Dr Jag Barhey, 45, has been part of the team at Rugby’s Central Surgery for 20 years but has now decided to retire from full-time general practice at the end of the month.

He was born in Rugby, going to Dunsmore School for Boys which became Ashlawn, then graduating from Dundee University in 1994.

From there he did his hospital training at Walsgrave before switching to Central Surgery in 1997.

He said: “I’ve been working full time doing surgeries, home visits , minor surgery, lots of joint injections and company medicals since then.

“I’ve built up a large following of regular, loyal patients and it’s been a pleasure to treat them and help them through the hard times,” he added.

But at the same time he has got involved in a fascinating range of other interests and though he will stay registered as a GP he is now going to concentrate on those other roles.

He has invested in local TV business That’s TV and will appear on a Medical Matters show on its channels and is also involved in some film productions, including one about Sherlock Holmes.

Through a business club he has also got involved in clean energy solutions and living solutions, including floating homes – and through the same club is also involved with Kutula, an urban lifestyle clothes brand which aims to promote cultural understanding and peace.

Dr Barhey added: “I would like to thank my colleagues, staff and patients for an enjoyable career.

“I’ve been very touched and taken aback by the outpouring of emotion, tears, gratitude, cards and gifts that my patients have given me when they found out I was leaving.”