Thyroid UK is extremely sad to inform you of the death of Dr Gordon Skinner. Dr Skinner died of a stroke on Tuesday 26th November 2013.
Dr Skinner worked tirelessly for thyroid patients to improve their health. He also campaigned strongly to change the way patients are diagnosed and treated in the UK.
He formed the World Thyroid Register to “address the parlous situation of patients who are hypothyroid and have yet not been diagnosed and indeed patients who are being managed with an unacceptably low level of thyroid replacement.”
He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and thousands of thyroid patients whom he has helped to regain their lives through his diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism. Many patients became firm friends with Dr Skinner enjoying his quirky sense of humour and it is so sad that we will never be able to hear his lovely Scottish lilt again.
Afshan Ahmad has asked us to inform his patients that the clinic will remain open for three months and then it will be wound slowly down. Patients can still attend any appointments already made and Afshan will be able to give advice. Unfortunately, she will not be able to prescribe medications.
She will be writing to all of Dr Skinner’s patients to inform them of the situation and she will work hard to help patients obtain their necessary medications by writing to their GP’s and asking them to take over treatment.
As soon as Thyroid UK hears about the funeral arrangements we will let you know.
Thyroid UK would like to offer condolences to Dr Skinner’s family, friends and patients.