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Christine Elizabeth Jones

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 01 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6434
  1. Elizabeth Needham, Myra Holbrook, Stephen Jones

Christine Elizabeth Cain met her future husband, Stephen Jones, a dental student, over the dissection table at medical school. After hospital posts in Liverpool, Great Yarmouth, and Cumbria, she married Stephen and joined James Street Medical Practice in Workington. She was senior partner when she had to retire early after 32 years of dedicated service to her patients. During her professional career she undertook various roles within the practice including the prescribing lead, Caldicott guardian, and the lead for women’s health. Wider medical activity involved supporting the Crossroads scheme and the local ethics committee.

She was an enthusiastic gardener in whatever spare time she had and enjoyed cooking, reading, and fell walking with her husband. She diagnosed her own motor neurone disease in early 2011 and had to take early retirement in September 2011. Christine coped with her illness with characteristic courage and determination. She was nursed by her family and supported by her own medical and nursing colleagues. Her strong Christian faith helped her throughout her life. She leaves Stephen and their children, Nathaniel, Abigail, Christian, and Benjamin.


Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6434


  • General practitioner Workington, Cumbria (b 1952; q Liverpool 1975), died from motor neurone disease on 25 August 2013.

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