Lives of the fellows

Nigel Jordan

b.23 December 1959 d.12 June 2011
BMedSci Nottingham(1981) BM BS(1983) MRCP(1986) DM(1994) FRCP(1997)

Nigel Jordan was a consultant neurologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. Born in Doncaster, he was the son of Raymond Henry Jordan and his wife, Marlene. Educated at Adwick School, Doncaster, he studied medicine at Nottingham University and went on to train in neurology at Sheffield and Newcastle.

His training was interrupted when he developed a cerebral glioma and he became instead a senior lecturer in neurorehabilitation at the University of Newcastle. On making a full recovery, he obtained a consultant neurologist post in Sheffield at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. While there he established one of the first multidisciplinary teams in the UK to deal exclusively with patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. He was very popular with his patients for his kindness and empathy and also with his colleagues who fully appreciated his wicked sense of humour, especially in long meetings.

Sadly he was obliged to take early retirement from the NHS on health grounds. He became medical director of Lundbeck, a company that developed drugs for neurological disorders, and they much appreciated his specialist knowledge and advice.

In 1995 he married Louise Kathleen née Alderman. She had been a fellow medical student in Nottingham and became a general practitioner in Hope Valley, Derbyshire where they lived with their two sons, Sam and Fin. When he died from a glioblastoma multiforme after some weeks during which he lost the power of speech, his wife and family survived him.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2011 343 6744 www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6744 - accessed 2 September 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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