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Christine Anne Abercrombie

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 06 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1129
  1. Kevin P Gibbin

Christine Anne Abercrombie qualified at the young age of 22 and while working as a junior doctor in Stoke was encouraged to train in anaesthetics. During her anaesthetic training she worked variously at St Thomas’ Hospital, the National Heart Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

She was appointed consultant anaesthetist in Nottingham in 1979, initially with a very general brief but her practice gradually developed into a purely paediatric one, including the paediatric specialties of general surgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, and oncology.

In addition to her clinical workload, Christine undertook duties as chair of the anaesthetic division in the 1990s and after the Calman report she was involved in drawing up the changes to registrar training.

Christine was …

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