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Valerie Eaton Griffith obituary

21/12/2018 Caroline Wijetunge 0

Founder of a voluntary scheme that established a path to recovery for stroke patientsValerie Eaton Griffith, who has died aged 95, pioneered a model for rehabilitation from stroke that has transformed the lives of thousands of people. Stroke can leave …

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A lame response to NHS ward closures | Letters

20/11/2018 Letters 0

Do they ever step outside their offices in Whitehall? asks Dr Richard Turner of the Department of Health. And Dr Frank Arnold points out the benefits foreign staff have brought to the NHSIf there is one thing more depressing than increasingly frequent …

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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…