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Iona Heath: Not keen on posh boys

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1286 (Published 04 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1286

In the next of its series asking the movers and shakers of the medical world about work, life, and less serious matters, the BMJ spoke to the retired president of the Royal College of General Practitioners


Iona Heath was a GP for 35 years in an inner London practice in Kentish Town. As a writer and essayist she has inspired many with her wisdom, and she is a torchbearer for a humane conception of medicine and the role that general practice can play in improving society’s health. She was president of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 2009 to 2012 and wrote a …

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