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We must support not sue our doctors | Letters

15/08/2018 Letters 0

The practice of medicine is the most difficult and complex undertaking of humanity and mistakes will be made, says retired doctor Peter Estcourt. Doctors such as Hadiza Bawa-Garba do not need the threat of court if things go wrongI was greatly heartene…

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Razia Mir obituary

08/08/2018 Sabuhi Gard 0

My mother, Razia Mir, who has died aged 75, had a 40-year career as a doctor in Glasgow and London after leaving rural Pakistan.Razia would often recount the culture shock of living and working in 1960s Scotland, where she encountered much prejudice in…

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Stephanie Saville obituary

13/07/2018 Barbara Wright 0

My friend Stephanie Saville, who has died aged 91, was an anaesthetist who witnessed and participated in huge changes in medical practice throughout her career.At a time when women were only beginning to forge careers in the competitive world of medici…

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Dr John Weston Smith obituary

15/03/2018 Jonathan Smith 0

In 1949 Dr Charles Goodlife invited my father, John Weston Smith, who has died aged 95, to join his GP practice in Tamworth, Staffordshire, as a junior partner, because he admired people with principles who kept to them.John had been born in Kings Nort…

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Alan Maynard obituary

16/02/2018 Nicholas Timmins 0

Health economist who had a major impact on policy and practiceAlan Maynard, emeritus professor of health economics at the University of York, who has died aged 73, was crucial in the development of his discipline into an international profession. He al…