Lives of the fellows

William David Hayley

b.20 November 1927 d.10 June 2005
BM BCh Oxon(1952) MRCS LRCP(1952) MRCP(1958) DPhysMed(1961) FRCP(1975)

William David Hayley was a consultant rheumatologist at Southend General Hospital. He was born in Southampton, the son of Alec Charles Hayley, an export merchant, and was educated at Sedbergh School and then Oxford. He carried out his clinical studies at Guy’s Hospital, London.

He was a house officer at Guy’s from 1952 to 1953, and then joined the RAMC for his National Service, as a regimental medical officer for a Gurkha battalion in Malaysia.

Returning to Guy’s, he was a medical registrar from 1958 to 1960. He then decided to specialise in rheumatology, becoming a registrar and then a senior registrar in the department of rheumatology and physical medicine at Middlesex Hospital. He was appointed to his consultant post at Southend in 1964, where he was the sole practitioner.

He married Anne Sheila Millington in 1960, the daughter of William Milnes Millington of the Malayan Civil Service. They had four children (Julia, Alec, Isabel and Simon) and five grandchildren. William David Hayley died from a stroke.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 2005 331 969]

(Volume XII, page web)

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