Dick Bruce

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 03 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2242
  1. Roddy Hughes

    After qualifying Dick joined tank units in North Africa and Italy as a regimental medical officer. He entered general practice in Sussex after demobilisation.

    In 1948 he moved to Cheltenham, remaining in practice there until he retired, aged 70. He was a founder member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, subsequently becoming a fellow and provost of the Severn faculty. In his sixties he took and passed the RCGP membership examination.

    He took a keen interest in medical education and became foundation clinical tutor at Cheltenham Postgraduate Centre, course organiser to the new GP vocational training scheme, and subsequently University of Bristol associate adviser.

    On retirement, he moved to Dumfries, where he enjoyed his hobbies of walking, rowing, horn carving, and all things Scottish. He maintained his great energy and enthusiasm until the end —aged 85, he took and passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists driving test.

    He leaves a wife, Valerie; and six sons by his first two marriages.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2242


    • Retired general practitioner (b 1919; q St Thomas’s Hospital, London, 1942; MRCGP, FRCGP), d 2 June 2008.

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