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Frank Richard Taylor

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5518
  1. Simon Hughes,
  2. Maggie Glaze

    Born and educated in Lancashire, where he excelled at rugby football, Frank Richard Taylor was the archetypal rural general practitioner, always full of bonhomie and generosity. After qualifying in Dublin and doing house jobs in Northampton, he became a partner in Barton le Clay, Bedfordshire, in 1965, remaining so until 2005. The Siegfried Farnon (from All Creatures Great and Small) of the GP world, the stories of his exploits over his time in practice are legendary in the area. Though never a GP trainer, he …

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