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Frances Cunningham

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 29 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1883
  1. M Cunningham

Frances Cunningham (“Fran”) came into the medical profession as a mature student after an accomplished career as a registered nurse. She had reached the position of sister in the operating department environment and became one of the first people to hold a joint anaesthetic/operating department practitioner/scrub nurse qualification. The encouragement and support from some of the surgeons with whom she worked persuaded her to undertake her medical degree.

As Fran had humanities A levels, she had to complete an …

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