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Helen Holme Tucker (née Barwise)

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:554
  1. Simon Tucker

    Former senior clinical medical officer in gynaecology North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary (b 1943; q Royal Free Hospital, London, 1967; FFFP), died from colorectal cancer on 16 June 2006.

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    After time out of medicine to look after her three children, Helen returned to clinical practice as a research fellow in cardiology, publishing a paper in the BMJ advocating the early mobilisation and discharge of patients after myocardial infarction. After funding for her post was withdrawn, Helen eventually became clinical medical officer in child health/immunisation and gynaecology. On promotion to senior clinical medical officer she worked entirely in gynaecology and was lecturer in the postgraduate department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Keele University. Shortly afterwards she became joint regional adviser for family planning in the Midlands. She retired in 2001. She leaves a husband, John; three children; and four grandchildren.


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