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Samuel Erl Annesley, MB BCh BAO, 1958 (died 27 September 2017, aged 82)

Obituary provided by Patricia Annesley (wife)                                                       

Erl was born in Belfast on 10 November 1934 and graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in Medicine in 1958.

After hospital jobs in Northern Ireland, Erl joined the Keyworth, Nottinghamshire GP practice in 1961. As Chairman of the Parish Council and later on Rushcliffe District Council, he was mainly involved in setting up community leisure facilities. He also served in 44 Parachute Field Ambulance TA and did a tour for Save the Children Fund in Nigeria during the Biafran war.

A keen journalist, writing regularly for World Medicine, GP, Pulse and others, he campaigned for patient self-certification in the seventies. After the 1997 NHS reorganisation, he was the first Chairman of Rushcliffe Primary Care Group.

In the nineties he was travelling doctor for overseas British Davis Cup matches and throughout his life enjoyed golf, tennis and squash, as well as fly fishing on The Dove. Retiring in 2002, he did GP appraisals and worked for Citizens Advice.

His second wife, Dee, died in 2000 and he is survived by his third wife Tricia, two daughters, a son, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.

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