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Robert MacGregor Aitken

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 24 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2339
  1. Liz Gill

A respected retired GP and community stalwart has died at the age of 96. In a medical career spanning over 45 years, Robert MacGregor Aitken (“Roy”) made a huge contribution to his chosen profession not only locally, but also regionally and nationally.

Aitken devoted his working life in Lincolnshire to the advancement of general practice at every level. As well as patient care, he pioneered placement training for junior doctors. This passionate interest led him to serve for five years on the Royal College of General Practitioners’ council for vocational training for general practice in London, of which he became vice chairman, having been an original founder fellow of the college. For this and his other services to medicine he was honoured with an …

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