Lives of the fellows

Roger Naylor

b.23 December 1931 d.31 March 2008
MB BS Lond(1956) MRCP(1968) FRCP(1999)

Roger Naylor was a consultant in elderly care and stroke medicine at the Mayday Hospital, Croydon. He was born in London, the son of Richard Harold Naylor, a journalist and publisher, and his wife, Phyllis Irene Hannah, who was an historian. Educated at University College School, he proceeded to study medicine at London University and University College Hospital (UCH).

Qualifying in 1956, he did various house jobs at UCH before his National Service. He served in the RAMC as a clinical officer in medicine from 1959 to 1961.

Appointed senior registrar in geriatric medicine at Guy's Hospital in 1968, he moved to the Bromley group of hospitals two years later as a consultant physician in elderly care medicine, staying there until 1989. Following that, he joined the staff of the Mayday Hospital in Croydon and continued his work in the care of older people and stroke victims.

In conjunction with the King's Fund, London, he published a study of a five day ward rehabilitation programme for elderly patients, jointly with Joan W Parnell, called Home for the weekend – back on Monday (London, Queen’s Institute of District Nursing, 1973).

He married Eileen Elizabeth, a nurse, in 1988, and she survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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