Margaret Shinton

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:395
  1. Keith Shinton,
  2. Roger Shinton

    After qualification, Margaret Shinton held junior hospital posts at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, and Pontefract General Hospital. She moved to the Children’s Hospital and then Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where she met her husband, Keith. When her family was young, she worked as a clinical assistant to the West Midland Blood Transfusion Service, conducting blood donation clinics throughout the region. From 1972 until her retirement in 1991 she was clinical assistant to the diabetic clinic at Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. In addition to her medical work she was an active member of the Samaritans and the local Anglican church. Her main hobbies were gardening and ornithology, the latter taking her to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Galapagos Islands. She is survived by her husband, Keith; two sons; and five grandchildren.


    • Former clinical assistant in diabetic medicine Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry (b 1926; q Leeds 1950), died from pancreatic cancer on 16 September 2007.

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