Helen Jane Whiston Baker

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:450

General practitioner south London (b London 1964; q Cambridge 1989), died from a primary brain tumour on 7 June 2006.

Helen trained as a general practitioner in Lewisham and then did research in the department of primary care at King's College Hospital Medical School. She subsequently joined the Corner Surgery, a small general practice that had been taken over by the primary care department at King's; Helen helped develop and modernise it. After her illness was diagnosed in 2002, she reluctantly retired from work, but continued to meet with and support her colleagues and friends. She leaves a husband, Tim; a son; and two stepchildren.

[Alison Maycock]


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