Greville Hoyle

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:213
  1. Helen Hoyle,
  2. Mary Smith,
  3. Christine Wilcox,
  4. Ruth Booth

    Greville Hoyle gained a City Scholarship to study medicine at Birmingham University and was awarded the senior prize in medicine.

    After qualifying, Greville worked in Smethwick, then for 42 years as a general practitioner in Tamworth, Staffordshire. He was a police surgeon in Tamworth and also regularly gave anaesthetics in Tamworth General Hospital. He was involved with the building of Tamworth Health Centre, at the time one of the largest health centres in the United Kingdom.

    Between 1972 and 1988 he took on a management role as general practitioner member on the South East Staffordshire DMT, and from 1980 the district health authority.

    He worked with the St John Ambulance Brigade over many years and, in recognition of his contribution, was invested as a Commander of the Order of St John in 1991.

    He was a general practice trainer, one of the first in the West Midlands.

    He also regularly judged, at a national level, first aid competitions for the railways.

    On retirement he moved to the Cotswolds and for a period of time to the Loire Valley in France.

    He leaves his wife, Helen; three daughters; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


    • Former general practitioner Tamworth, Staffordshire (b 9 June 1922; q Birmingham 1945; MRCGP), died from pneumonia at Cheltenham General Hospital on 2 November 2006.

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