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Cynthia Ruth Woodhall

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 01 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5988
  1. John Sills, Steve Hill

Cynthia Ruth Woodhall was brought up in the Black Country. After qualifying she undertook basic junior posts, but then specialised in paediatrics, spending an important and formative year in neonatology in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After senior registrar training around Manchester, she was appointed to Whiston Hospital in 1986 to augment a team of two consultants. She had, by then, gained a great deal of experience in general paediatrics as well as neonates, with additional important experience in child and adolescent psychiatry, respiratory disease, and gastroenterology; with children with special needs; and, sadly, in child protection too. In total she had spent 10 years in paediatric …

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