Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Obituaries

Julian Tudor Hart: visionary general practitioner who introduced the concept of the “inverse care law”

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3052 (Published 11 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3052

Rapid Response:

Re: Julian Tudor Hart: visionary general practitioner who introduced the concept of the “inverse care law”

We all know it wasn't just in Glyncorryg that Julian exerted his influence. It was nationally and internationally. My greatest memory of him was of one lecture given by him, in Northwick Park Hospital. He had just travelled to London from Glyncorryg to give a talk with Tom Meade on cardiovascular disease. He with his jacket, accent and beard, talking the practicalities of rural general practice life, and "talking up" General Practice. The Consultant followed, clean shaven, perfectly dressed in a dark suit, discussing laboratory findings - such a contrast ...

I remember Brian Gibbons, late Minister of Health for Wales, there in Blaengwyffni, as part of the Afan Valley group. Later Graham Watts (Professor General Practice in Glasgow) ... the greatest of the great and the best of the best in those practising in those whirlwind heady days of NHS General Practice. We have lost a good and great man.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 September 2018
timothy D TAULKE-JOHNSON
Medical Practitioner
General Practice
Gold Coast, Australia