Dr Nirupam Goenka FRCP Edin

(Contributed by David Ewins, Frank Joseph, Arpana Verma and Anu Goenka)

Niru was born in India in 1971 and moved to the UK at the age of three. He studied medicine at Liverpool University graduating in 1994 and, although his father was a respected local GP, he chose a career in hospital medicine.

He completed his specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology on the Mersey rotation having undertaken an MD at Warwick University under the supervision of Dr Paul O’Hare (1999-2001).

Harold Lewis Davis, FRCP Edin

(Contributed by Bruce Davis)

Harold Davis was born in Newcastle on 3 September 1920, the son of Dr Clyde and Vera Davis and the brother of (Dr) Neville Davis. Harold was educated at Beecroft Grammar and then Sydney Grammar. On gaining his Leaving Certificate he undertook an accelerated degree course at Sydney University, graduating in Medicine in 1943.

World War II was to briefly interrupt his medical career and he served in New Guinea with the armed services.

Major General HS Sam Moore, L/RAMC, MBE, OSt J, FRCP Edin

(Contributed by his wife G Moore)

Sam Moore qualified at the London Hospital in 1948, volunteering for National Service in 1950, when he served as Regimental Medical Officer to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in Belize. When a severe hurricane hit Jamaica he went at once to the most devastated areas, giving medical aid and helping to rescue trapped survivors. For this he was awarded the MBE.

Professor Oliver M Wrong, FRCP Edin

(Contributed by Peter Brunt, Obituaries Editor)

Oliver Wrong was one of the most outstanding clinician investigators of his time. His studies on salt and water metabolism, colonic fluid balance and renal dysfunction (especially renal tubular acidosis), stimulated by his working with Dent at UCL remain models of scientific method. His interests were wide and included the natural world, art and particularly music – he was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing Bach.

Sir Sandy (Alexander Wiseman) Macara, FRCP Edin

Sandy Macara was one of the long list of eminent Scottish doctors whose values came from being a son of the manse. In his case both his father and grandfather were ministers in the Church of Scotland in North Ayrshire mining villages. This gave him an abiding interest and concern for the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged. The channelling of this into a career in medicine and in particular in public health he put down to the care he experienced in hospital at the age of six. He nearly died from the combined effects of paratyphoid fever, whooping cough, and appendicitis.

New UK Charter to Support SAS Doctors' Professional Development Needs

RCPE Press Release

19 June 2013


NHS employers and other stakeholders will today be urged to endorse and adopt a new UK-wide charter which has been developed by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) to recognise and support SAS doctors’ distinct professional needs.

Why is the Charter for SAS doctors required?