Vicky Mary OsgoodBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3859 (Published 14 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3859
- Penelope Gordon,
- David Davies,
- Danny Dubois
Vicky Mary Osgood was an obstetrician, a mentor, and an educator. She took A levels in geography, biology, and history and an O level in use of English before first MB at the Royal Free. Her love of literature was exemplified when years later she provided a reading list of non-medical works for foundation doctors.
She trained as an obstetrician in London and conducted research into the endocrinology of fertility, followed by senior registrar and senior lecturer posts in Oxford, where she worked with Chris Redman for the Silver Star Society. Her husband, Danny, was offered a consultant post in Portsmouth, and Vicky followed him as consultant obstetrician specialising in fetomaternal medicine. Clinically she loved intrapartum care and continued her sessions on the labour ward until she left the trust to become dean of the Wessex …