Lives of the fellows

Peter Joseph Hollins

b.16 January 1940 d.21 February 2007
BSc Lond(1962) MB BS(1965) MRCP(1968) FRCP(1986)

Peter Joseph Hollins was a consultant physician at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford. He was born in Lancaster, the son of Thomas Henry Bernard Hollins, professor of education at Leeds University, and Amy Hollins, a school teacher and author. His younger brother, John Edward Hollins, trained at Leeds Medical School and became a general practitioner in Nottingham. Peter Hollins was educated at Cheadle Hulme School, Cheshire, and then studied medicine at University College London. He gained a BSc in physiology with biochemistry in 1962 and qualified MB BS in 1965.

He was a house physician at University College Hospital (UCH) in 1966 and then a house surgeon at Middlesex Hospital. In 1967 he was a casualty medical officer and then a senior house officer in the pathology department at UCH. From 1968 to 1972 he was a registrar in general medicine on the UCH and Whittington rotation. He then became a honorary senior registrar in general, endocrine and metabolic medicine at Northwick Park Hospital Clinical Research Centre. In 1975 he became an honorary senior registrar and lecturer in medicine at UCH. Two years later, in 1977, he was appointed to his post in Bradford, as a general physician with an interest in diabetes and endocrinology.

Outside medicine he was interested in reading, classical music, DIY, car maintenance, computing and, as he wrote at the time of his election to the fellowship in 1986, ‘other things that are better left unsaid’.

In 1962 he married Rosemary Clarissa, a project leader in the systems development department of Bradford and Bingley Building Society. They had a daughter, Sarah, two sons, Richard and Tom, and six grandchildren.

Peter Hollins died from a brain haemorrhage caused by acute leukaemia, and was survived by his wife and family.

RCP editor

[Memorial to Peter Hollins – accessed 15 July 2014]

(Volume XII, page web)

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