Philip Conway Moore

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 17 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3793
  1. Norma Moore

Philip Conway Moore became medical officer of health for Oswestry and district in the 1960s. He then became deputy chief medical officer of Nottinghamshire and chief medical officer of Shropshire. While in Nottinghamshire, he obtained a Council of Europe scholarship. He was the last president of the county medical officers’ association and a regular at the Department of Health in London’s Elephant and Castle, working on various committees.

Philip stayed in Shropshire as assistant medical officer and then district medical officer. During this time he was president of the local BMA as well as becoming honorary physician to the Queen.

After yet another reorganisation, Philip retired but was persuaded to work at the regional level and became regional medical officer. At this time he also joined Birmingham University as lead in the postgraduate public health department. He was also an examiner for the central midwives examination board. Philip was actively involved with planning for healthcare after a nuclear war with the Home Office and Department of Health, lecturing at the home defence college at Easingwold.

In retirement he pursued his hobbies of cycling, rambling, and travelling extensively. He had also served as secretary of his local Baptist church for 25 years and was a Mason for 50 years. His other hobbies were playing the organ, reading, and gardening. He leaves his wife, Norma; three children; and nine grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3793


  • Former regional medical officer (b 1929; q Cardiff 1954; DObst RCOG, DPH, FFCM, QHP), died from bronchopneumonia secondary to cerebral bleed and peripheral neuropathy on 16 March 2014.

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