Obituaries

Fiona Hicks

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i441 (Published 25 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i441
  1. Ilora Finlay

A passionate teacher and excellent clinician, with deep humanity and gentle humour, Fiona Hicks led curriculum development and higher specialist training in palliative medicine nationally. She led Marie Curie’s Delivering Choice programme across Leeds (2006-09), and collaborated with commissioners and all palliative care providers in the city to ensure integrated services.

Fiona Hicks knew she wanted to be a doctor from the age of 3. Her gentle, quiet determination, combined with an inquiring mind, took her into medicine at Nottingham University. She was one of an early small group of registrars in 1990 in the newly formed specialty of palliative medicine and within months was appointed as senior registrar in Leeds. Leeds was to be her …

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