Robert William Clark

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7468
  1. Liz Clark, Caroline Jones

Robert William Clark was born in Borneo. He married Ruth in 1960 and worked as a general practitioner in Swindon before emigrating to New Zealand in 1970. After returning to the UK in 1972 he practised as a singlehanded GP in Bedford, building his own, purpose built, premises. He was a trainer for many years, was an elected member of the local medical committee, and was awarded FRCGP in 1989. A keen dinghy sailor, he went on flotilla sailing holidays in the Mediterranean and had a yacht on the south coast, enjoying watching the solar eclipse of 1999 from the middle of the English Channel. After retiring in 1990 he found pleasure in classical music concerts and playing bridge. Predeceased by his wife in 2002, he leaves four children (two are GPs) and 10 grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7468


  • Former general practitioner (b 1930; q Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, 1955; FRCGP), died after emergency surgery for volvulus on 22 July 2014.

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