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Patient care is at risk from inadequate handovers, GMC finds


Patient care at hospitals in the East Midlands is potentially at risk because of inadequate handovers between teams of doctors, a General Medical Council review has found.1On 19 July the GMC...(image)

Robert Charles Nightingale


After training posts in London and having gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Robert Charles Nightingale (“Bob”) entered radiology training at Addenbroke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He...(image)

Alexander (“Alasdair”) Shearer Lovat Kennedy


There would be few doctors more accomplished than Alexander (“Alasdair”) Shearer Lovat Kennedy. In his singlehanded practice in Pittenweem, on the east coast of Fife, where he arrived in the late...(image)

Jack Macfarlane Stuart


bmj;358/jul24_4/j3559/FAF1faJack Macfarlane Stuart was born in Glasgow in 1918, and moved to Birmingham when young, bringing with him a love of all things Scottish. After qualifying he joined the...(image)

Ernest George Knox


bmj;358/jul24_3/j3556/FAF1faBorn and brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne, Ernest George Knox (“George”) was awarded a scholarship to Dame Allan’s School, where he also met his future wife, Betty. As...(image)

Roelof Boersma


bmj;358/jul24_2/j3551/FAF1faAs an infant, Roelof Boersma came to east Yorkshire from the Netherlands with his parents (who set up a market garden) and his two sisters. After house jobs in Edinburgh,...(image)