Pamela Aihie

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 31 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4325
  1. Avan Aihie Sayer

Pamela Aihie started her career in pathology and general practice but changed to public health soon after getting married and having two children. She excelled in this new specialty, passing a diploma in public health at Glasgow University with distinction. Training posts followed in Hampshire, Sussex, and the London Borough of Havering, and, in the 1972 reorganisation of the NHS, she was appointed as a consultant community physician. There were many different names for the job as it evolved and expanded with many further reorganisations thereafter. However, she remained focused on improving population health, with particular success in introducing new programmes in maternal screening, child health, and immunisation. After retirement she spent many happy years sharing her expertise and love of botany as a volunteer at Kew Gardens. Predeceased by her husband, she leaves two children and six grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4325


  • Former consultant in public health (b 1934; q Royal Free Hospital, London, 1959; DPH), d 3 May 2013.

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