Due to degradation of the original recording it was not possible to retrieve the full video from this interview and therefore it is presented as audio only.



Dr Robert Kilpatrick was born to a Fife miner in 1929 and rose to be the Dean of Sheffield and Leicester Universities, a Life Peer, and President of both the General Medical Council (GMC) and British Medical Association. After winning a scholarship to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Kilpatrick influenced the next generation of doctors as a well-respected General Physician and teacher. While President of the GMC, he was instrumental in passing new conduct and performance procedures through parliament, ensuring a constant high standard of care in physicians.


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  • Date of interview: 2003
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/24
  • Interviewer: Morrice McCrae


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