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Peter Graham

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 28 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4068
  1. Jonathan Graham

Peter Graham was a dedicated and forward thinking general practitioner who loved his job and only finished working in 2009 for health reasons. He started in general practice in 1965 and became inspired by the work of Michael Balint. He dedicated his career to the understanding of the doctor-patient relationship and the special insight and healing abilities this allowed. He was involved in education as Newham Vocational Training Scheme course organiser and GP trainer for many years, and developed his special interest as chair of the Balint Group Leadership. As senior partner in his practice from 1972 until officially retiring in 2005, he oversaw the transformation from small, end of terrace surgery to large, purpose built health centre, known as the Graham Practice, of which he was very proud. He leaves behind his wife, Raina; three children; and four grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4068


  • Former general practitioner Newham, East London (b 1936; q Edinburgh 1962; FRCGP), died from malignant melanoma on 17 May 2011.

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