John Neville Phillips HughesBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6388 (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6388
- Gareth Crompton
The 10 years John Neville Phillips Hughes (“Neville”) served as chief administrative medical officer (CAMO) in one of the then largest district health authorities in the UK (1979-89) with a population in excess of half a million people predominantly deprived in social amenities and healthcare provisions would be regarded as a severe test for any experienced specialist in community medicine. For Neville, however, it became a wonderful opportunity to utilise his expertise and wide range of competencies to make a major impact in improving the situation. For example, his …
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