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Julian Costello

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 26 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n828
  1. Robert Treharne Jones

Despite being born in Coventry, Julian Costello, who has died at the age of 66, trained and practised in Wales for almost his entire career and considered himself very much an honorary Welshman. Mechanically-minded from an early age, he brought enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and innovation to his practice, and to his second career in clinical informatics.

He decided his career path at the age of 14, and entered the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1973. His interest in gadgets was invaluable when anything broke down in his student house, and he became known as “Mr Fixit.”

After his vocational training he entered the oldest practice in Newport as partner in 1984. Dilapidated premises forced the pace of change, and …

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