John Neville Phillips Hughes

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6388
  1. 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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