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Pali Hungin: Racing beyond the boundary

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 26 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3549


Pali Hungin, founding dean of medicine at Durham University, is a professor of primary care and general practice and president of the BMA. Brought up in east Africa, he then trained at Newcastle and became a GP in Eaglescliffe, County Durham, while maintaining an interest in gastroenterology, on which he has written extensively. He has championed the GP’s role in research and led the creation of UK research networks. He used to relax by grass track racing, although the car is now beyond repair, he says. His unrealised ambition is to …

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