Timothy Roy FentonBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.47/c (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:47
Consultant paediatrician Greenwich, London (b Bromley 1948; q St Bartholomew's Hospital 1972; MSc, MD), died from a heart attack on 13 April 2002.
Tim embarked upon a career in adult medicine, but changed direction, spending a year as house physician in paediatrics in Johannesburg. Returning to London he did registrar posts at Queen's in Hackney, and Great Ormond Street, and spent three years in gastroenterology research at the Institute of Child Health, London. Tim was also active in medical politics, sitting on various committees, including the BMA council, and chairing many others. He was appointed consultant at Greenwich in 1988. Tim's handwriting was famously impossible to read. In recent years it became progressively smaller until this and other symptoms led last year to a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He leaves a wife, Lesley; and three daughters.
[Andrew Evans, Helen Issler, Bushra Al Rubeyi, Gwyneth Young]
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