b.4 May 1968 d.7 May 2008
MB ChB Leeds(1991) MRCP(1995) FRCP(2005)
Guy Neil Clifford was a consultant physician in diabetes, endocrinology and acute medicine at Kettering General Hospital. Born in Edgeware, London, he was the son of Alan Earnest Clifford, an engineer, and his wife, Pamela Mary. Educated at Codsall High School, he studied medicine at Leeds University, St James’s University Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary.
After qualifying in 1991, he did house jobs at Scarborough Hospital and Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. Two years later, he moved to the University Hospital in Birmingham as a senior house officer (SHO) and then, in 1993, joined the staff of the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford as an SHO on rotation. He returned to Scarborough two years later as a registrar and, for the next six years, worked in various Birmingham hospitals and the North Staffs Hospital NHS Trust at Stoke-on-Trent. In December 2001 he was appointed consultant physician in diabetes, endocrinology and acute medicine at Kettering General Hospital in Northamptonshire.
An examiner for Leicester Medical School, he also participated in Kettering’s undergraduate teaching programme. In 2004 he became a tutor for the RCP. He published articles on the complications of diabetes and on the advantages of screening for diabetes in the community.
Outside medicine, he enjoyed photography, playing the guitar and the history of the 20th century. A keen computer user, he liked to explore the possible uses of information technology.
He was married to Dr Fenella Powell, who was a GP practising in Northamptonshire. After his early death from an illness, Kettering Hospital named their refurbished short stay ward ‘Clifford Ward’ in his memory. Fenella survived him.
(Volume XII, page web)
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