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Nigel John Pickering

Nigel, much loved family man and Malmesbury GP, passed away peacefully at home on 14th of January 2021. This is an opportunity for those who worked with him, or were cared for by him as a patient, or who just knew him as a friend, to record their memories and thoughts. A printed version of the book will be given to his family for safe-keeping. Thank you.

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Janet and Bob Bacon

Nigel was our GP for 27 years. He was a wonderful caring man and also a work colleague at Malmesbury Hospital. A true gentleman and a wonderful human being. We send our deepest condolences to his family at this time. Janet and Bob Bacon …


Nick Walker

So sad to hear of Nigel’s death, but so nice to read from these many condolences that he was so clearly well regarded and that he made such a contribution to your community. I recognise many of the personal qualities and strengths described from the 3 years that I knew him as a fellow …


Denise Richards

I was deeeply said to hear that Nigel Pickering had passed away, far too soon.  Nigel was a caring man and an excellent GP.  He supported and guided me over twenty very difficult years.  Nigel always attended my care plan meetings at Rowden Hill House; the CMHT said it was unusual for a GP …


Jeremy, Melanie, Tom and Daisy Newman.

How incredibly sad it was to learn of Dr Nigel’s passing. Not only was he an extremely caring and knowledgable doctor that we’ve all benefited from but an absolute gentleman out of hours also. We shared many moments watching our boys play cricket for Malmesbury and our sincere condolences go out to Tom and …


Graham & Mel Shute

I remember the first time I met Nigel, I’d popped into see “mum” along St John Street. I was surprised to see a young couple sat in her lounge. “This is Nigel & Janet Pickering” she exclaimed they are moving in next door. From that day on Nigel became very much part of our …


Mary leonard

One of the best G.Ps I have worked with an inspirational doctor …


Jane Plummer

It was a privilege to know and work with Dr Pickering at Malmesbury hospital. Thoughts are with Janet and the family. …


Ellie Crabb

Dr Pickering was instrumental in saving my life on 2 occasions, when few, including myself, realised how deep the wounds really went.  The kindness and compassion this man showed will always remain with me. What a wonderful man! My thoughts, prayers and love are with his family. …


Nicola Goodwill

My thoughts are with Nigel’s family at this time and the sad loss of an amazing man. My connection with Nigel was through Malmesbury branch of Parkinson’s which Nigel kindly supported for many years. His calm and supportive nature and of course his broad smile will be missed by me and so many. …


Renee Ferguson

        I came to live in Malmesbury in 1988 and was registered with the surgery the following year. Nigel was my GP who helped me deal with my chronic illness and subsequent heart and lung transplant in 1995. He was such a professional, caring and gentle man who was there to …


David Grogan

A very sad loss. Nigel was such a lovely caring and positive GP and work colleague. It was a real honour and pleasure to have worked with him for so many years. A true Gent. Patients and staff alike adored him, so much so it was always a struggle to redirect some of them …

Dave Grogan

Malmesbury Parkinson's Branch

Doctor Nigel Pickering took over as President of Malmesbury & District Parkinson’s Branch from Doctor Mike Brummit in 1997, continuing until he had to resign due to ill health. Nigel chaired the branch AGM every year, and the branch was well known for completing the meetings in record time! The AGMs will not be …


Gerry Ward ( O’Brien)

Such fond memories of Nigel, he was a wonderful GP and a great colleague to work with. I will always remember his kindness and support when I went through a difficult time in my personal life. My elderly Mum will be forever grateful to him for the care and understanding he extended to her …


Nigel & Lyn Higginbottom

We knew Nigel Pickering as a doctor for mnay years, he was always so kind, caring and helpful. During difficult times for our family he was compassionate and understanding He will be missed by all who knew him …


Donna Rawlings

To my daughter, now 17 years old and a strapping 6 foot tall, he was and still is Dr Picklebotty. He was the perfect combination of kind and knowledgeable that you hope for in a Doctor, we were very sad when he retired and even more so to hear of his passing. Sending our …


Kate Badcock

Nigel was special. David Charles and I knew that when he came for interview in 1987.  He  proved it a few months later, when before he had even started, he easily accepted that, rather than being part of a 3 partner practice in small premises, he was to become part of a 7 partner …


Margaret WATSON

My family and I were so sorry to hear of Dr. Pickering’s passing. He was a wonderful GP to our whole family over the years. I can still remember seeing him when I had just arrived from the USA and was newly pregnant. He took time to explain everything in his reassuring voice, and …


Ray and Patricia Paris

Patricia and I moved to Malmesbury about the same time as Nigel and Janet and we were incredibly lucky Nigel became our family GP. As with so many others, he made us feel as if we were friends and we have been proud to be so. Although we moved some time ago, we kept …


Sue Pratt

We were so sorry to learn of the death of Dr. Nigel Pickering. He was always sympathetic, kind and knowledgable. Our condolences go to Janet, Sarah, Tom and James.          George, Sue & Caroline Pratt …


Steph and Mike Whateley

Mike and I were so sad to hear that Dr. Pickering had passed away.  We were always pleased when we were told our appointments were to be with him, as we knew we would be given time and listened to sympathetically.  At the Primary School, Cricket club and socially our paths have crossed with …


Jo Gage

What a priviledge to have known such a gentleman. His kindness will long be remembered. …


Pat Wilkinson

Dr Pickering was so kind to my late husband and myself during the last months of his terminal illness. He always had time to explain things to us. He was also the only GP my late mother would see, she adored him. He helped her so much before she died, at the grand age …


Rachel Miles

I was truly saddened to hear of Dr Pickering passing, I remember when my mother Pat Sears worked with the patients participetion group all lovely things she used to say about him and the old guard of Drs what a compassionate and smiling person he was and how kind he was to me when …


Dee Jordan

Dr Pickering was my doctor and friend, when I was anxious you made me feel safe and when I was unsure you said “trust me” which my family and I did for many years.You can never be replaced but always remembered with great affection. Rest in Peace Dee Jordan …


Gina Rae

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Nigel. During my time as a District Nurse in Malmesbury, he was always ready to listen and offer advise. A very patient, calm man especially when it came to the alarm system at the health care centre. The number of times he was called …

Gina Rae

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