Obituaries

Michael Edwin Rope

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7372.1118/c (Published 09 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1118

Former general practitioner Rickmansworth (b Shrewsbury 1925; q Middlesex Hospital 1952), died from a brain haemorrhage on 29 August 2002.

Mike Rope came to Rickmansworth in 1953 and stayed as a partner until retirement in 1985. He then began a second career—in medicopolitics—and became coordinator for general practice in Kensington, Chelsea, and Westminster. He was elected to the General Medical Services Committee as a North West Thames representative and was the inaugural full time medical secretary when the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire local medical committees set up a joint office. In the last decade he had four major operations but shrugged these off and continued to work as an adviser for the Medical Defence Union. He leaves a wife, Gwynneth; three children; and three grandchildren.

[M J Oldroyd]

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