Philip Holland

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 10 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5527
  1. John Puntis

Philip Holland was enormously respected for his skill and knowledge as a paediatrician and his commitment to the welfare of both patients and junior colleagues. Born in the year the NHS came into being, he remained fiercely loyal to the principle of universal healthcare as a collective responsibility. Before medical school, Philip undertook Voluntary Service Overseas in Zambia, working as an assistant game warden and establishing a lifelong love of travel. He held training posts in London and then Worcester, where he met his future wife Jenny, a radiographer. A period of time working in Tasmania followed, before moving back to the UK and …

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