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Ann Beckham

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2045 (Published 20 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2045
  1. Mark Tanner

Ann Roberts was a consultant perinatal psychiatrist who worked in Hertfordshire from 1997 until 2019. The week before she died she started working for the Practitioner Health Service, using her married name of Ann Beckham.

She led the Thumbswood Mother and Baby Unit, which was established at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and which later moved to Harperbury near Radlett. During her time as a perinatal psychiatrist she was an active member of the perinatal faculty. She was also a medical manager, clinical supervisor, and mentor.

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