Remembering Dame Fiona

The College was greatly saddened last week to hear of the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first female Dean and then the first female President of RCPsych.

Dame Fiona died on Monday 15 February, aged 80, having achieved an extraordinary amount in her career, making many friendships and inspiring many people on the way.

In our tribute to Dame Fiona, we chart her rise from a ten year old who in 1951 decided she wanted to become a doctor, to medical student, GP, part time trainee psychiatrist, and then eventually leader of the profession.

Dame Fiona went on to have a hugely influential career after stepping down as RCPsych President of course, and our tribute reflects on the exceptional impact she’s had on the way patient data is managed, in the UK and overseas.

In 2018 Dame Fiona received the RCPsych Lifetime Achievement Award, and we recorded the testimony of many who worked with her and admired her in a video which is also part of our tribute.

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