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Ronald Matthew Pollock

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 12 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4260
  1. Emma Parkin

Ronald Matthew Pollock (“Ronnie”) devoted his life to medicine and health planning. A passionate clinician, health strategist, and planner, he spent his long career, which lasted well into his 80s, pursuing the creation of better hospitals and healthcare systems.

He graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, and held posts in medicine, surgery, trauma services, and radiotherapy at the Middlesex Hospital in London before becoming a general surgeon in Inverness, Scotland.

Ronnie’s passion for, and skill in, health planning emerged from 1967, when he joined the Oxford regional health authority as a member of the planning team responsible for the development of …

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