Cecil Foggitt

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 30 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1231
  1. John Pemberton

    Cecil Foggitt was called up in 1941 and served first in India and then in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in Burma. Cecil was a socialist all his adult life and was one of the few general practitioners in Sheffield in 1947 who were in favour of the proposed NHS.

    He helped to write and publish pamphlets about what should be included in the new service and sent these to Aneurin Bevan, who wrote back to say that most of the suggestions would be included in the bill, but that he could not include a full time salaried service for general practitioners which we had recommended.

    Cecil retired a few years early because he felt that he was getting out of date and might make a harmful mistake. He trod lightly in the world.

    Predeceased by his wife, Vera Ashford, in 2000, he leaves three daughters and one son.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1231


    • Former general practitioner Attercliffe, Sheffield (b 1917; q Sheffield 1941), d 1 December 2008.

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