Alastair Wilson Drummond

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1315
  1. James Adams,
  2. Maggie Drummond

    After graduation, Alastair Wilson Drummond (“Tony”) did house jobs at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Northern Hospital. After psychiatric registrar and senior registrar posts he was appointed consultant psychiatrist at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, and Garlands Hospital, Carlisle. In 1982 he moved to be consultant psychiatrist at Rosslynlee Hospital, Midlothian. In 1988 he was appointed director, Scottish Hospitals Advisory Service. In 1993-4 he was medical commissioner, Mental Welfare Commissioner for Scotland. In 1995-2003 he was locum psychogeriatrician Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust. Since 2003 he was a second opinion appointed doctor with the Mental Health Act Commission. He leaves a wife, Maggie, and, from a previous marriage, two sons and two grandchildren.


    • Former consultant psychiatrist and director, Scottish Hospitals Advisory Service (b 1932; q Manchester 1955; DPM(England), MRCPsych, BA), died from myocardial infarction on 24 February 2008.

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