Lives of the fellows

John Harry Edmund Baker

b.8 January 1949 d.13 March 2016
BSc Lond(1970) MB BS(1973) MRCP(1976) FRCP(1998) LLM Cardiff(2005)

John Harry Edmund Baker was a consultant in spinal injuries at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff and a consultant in rehabilitative medicine and spinal injuries at the University Hospital of Wales. He was born in Birmingham. His father, Joseph Elmer Grieff Baker, was a medical practitioner; his mother was Mary Irene Elizabeth Baker née Bolton. He attended Epsom College and then studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital Medical School, gaining a BSc in 1970 and qualifying in 1973.

He was a house surgeon at Middlesex Hospital and then a senior house officer and registrar in medicine in Ipswich. From 1976 to 1977 he was a lecturer at Nottingham Medical School. He went on to become a registrar at the National Hospital, Queen Square and subsequently at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville. From 1984 to 1985 he was a senior registrar at the Midland Spinal Injuries Centre, Oswestry. He was then appointed as a consultant in rehabilitation and spinal injuries at the University Hospital of Wales.

He was a consultant adviser to the Department of Social Security from 1982. From 2000, he was a medical officer for tribunals at the Department of Constitutional Affairs. In 2005, he gained a postgraduate law degree from Cardiff Law School.

From 1987 to 1993 he was chairman of the British Association for Immediate Care. He was deputy chairman of the medical board of St John Ambulance from 1985 to 1993, and, also in 1993, was awarded the Cross of the Order of St John.

From 1975 he was a member of the Territorial Army (Royal Army Medical Corps), becoming a lieutenant colonel.

He was interested in antiques and building construction. He was unmarried.

RCP editor

Prabook John Harry Edmund Baker – accessed 14 June 2018]

(Volume XII, page web)

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