Derek Lee

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 18 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4573
  1. Andrew Lee

Derek Lee formed and led a swing band from his mid-teens, worked in the family electrical business, and was an officer in the Territorial Army before studying medicine in Sheffield as a mature student. After house jobs at Leigh Infirmary, he joined a group practice at Marus Bridge, Wigan, before working singlehandedly and establishing Winstanley Medical Centre. He served on Wigan Local Medical Committee and as chair of the Wigan Medical Institute. Until near to retirement, he singlehandedly provided care to a list of over 3000 patients.

Derek also worked tirelessly to create great opportunities for local youth; forming both a district junior football league and Pennington Football Club, including wiring its clubhouse. Parkinson’s disease sadly blighted his retirement years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three children (one a general practitioner); and nine grandchildren.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4573


  • Former general practitioner and clinical assistant in dermatology Wigan (b 1936; q Sheffield 1974), d 2 April 2011.

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