Helen Clare Kelsey

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2069
  1. Matthew Lyttelton

Helen Kelsey was consultant haematologist at Kettering General Hospital from 2001 until 2008, when she retired early owing to breast cancer, from which she later so prematurely died. She was previously consultant haematologist at Watford General Hospital from 1997. She received her undergraduate training at the Middlesex Hospital and did haematology specialist training at University College Hospital, including a period as haemostasis and thrombosis research fellow. Helen brought an exceptional joy, even flamboyance, to all aspects of her work. She inspired all around her with her warmth and enthusiasm, never more so than when she first returned to work after her breast cancer had returned in 2005. Helen is survived by her husband, Tim Reilly, and their daughter, Harriet.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2069


  • Consultant haematologist, Kettering General Hospital (b 1960; q 1985; FRCP, FRCPath), died from breast cancer on 23 May 2011

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