Dr Gordon Skinner - Tributes

Dr Gordon Skinner - Tributes

I have received a message from Afshan that Gordon is having a family funeral on Thursday 5th December, which is for family and friends only. There will be a memorial service for everyone in the new year in Glasgow and in Birmingham. All will be welcome then.

In the meantime if anyone would like to send flowers, the family have asked if, instead, people could send donations to the Vaccine Research Trust at the website below or a cheque made out to Vaccine Research Trust and send it to 22, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8BE..

The donation site is justgiving.com/vaccine-rese...

Afshan says, "Thank you for your on-going support and kindness."

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  • Thanks Lyn. What a worthy cause.

    Now that we know that Caroline's problems may well have started when she was a baby and contracted the HHV6 virus (Roseola) an appropriate vaccine may have saved her years of trouble.

    I will certainly be sending a donation. Jane x x

  • Thanks Lyn, As always dear Dr Skinner is still thinking of and looking after others even after his sad passing. It's such a great cause and I will be sending my donation with great pride. He was one of a kind and it was an honour to have met him, he will never be forgotten xxx

  • I have a feeling that the Vaccine Research Trust is going to receive many donations. I have sent mine and it is so difficult to know what to write.

  • Thank you so much for the details. I am sure many of us will respect his wishes and I for one will never forget him.

  • I didn't know Dr. Skinner but believe he was a a man who put patients before himself. His peers treated him so badly but his patients loved him. R.I.P.

    Hope his charity benefits greatly. I'm sure he would have appreciated that so much.


  • I have sent my donation for a man I have never met, but feel like I have known him for years. He was a tower of strength to thousands of thyroid sufferers and no doubt still is. We mourn you dear Dr. Skinner you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

  • so sad to hear the news of Dr Skinner. I am for ever grateful to him for helping me . he will be missed. R.I.P

  • Although I never got to meet Dr. Skinner, I have never heard a bad word about him (from patients), and from what I've read his work in the thyroid field has proved invaluable for many people. R.I.P to a TRUE legend.

  • I am so sad to hear of the death of Dr Skinner.

    I have never met such a wonderful Dr.

    I have no faith or trust in any UK Dr, he was the only person whom I trusted with my health.

    The world is a much sorrier place without him.

    I was hit by a car at 100mph and suffered a negligent Dr, then a corrupt lawyer who it turned out was married to a Senior Consultant at Poole hospital and had previously been a nurse there.

    We picked up a leaflet for the Injury Lawyer in a room on the ward, which my husband was directed to take me to sit in.

    Seriously, you couldn't make this up!

    Anyway, long story short: The hospital had missed my broken neck and back, TBI etc., all of which had caused a syrinx in my spine. I'd been unable to move my legs for 5 days. They secretly MRI'd my spine under the pretext of an operation a week after I was admitted to hospital.

    So they all conspired to cover it all up & I was sent home after 3 weeks with all these injuries.

    When some months later I finally got to see someone about my Brain Injury, my syrinx and spinal injuries were again covered up. The Ins Co would have blamed the syrinx on the hospital's negligence. It was all about the money.

    Over the next five years I continued to have thyroid problems, even in the first few weeks after my accident I put on a stone in weight.

    I'd always been skinny. My hair fell out in handfuls over the next year. It was so bad I was jamming up the vacuum cleaner, it was falling out in food when I was trying to cook etc.

    On several occasions I was told I had hypothyroidism due to my neck injury. I was promised it would be further investigated and I would get help. Although because of the cover up, there was never any x-rays or MRI or further investigation.

    They could get away with it, because I had a TBI, so nothing was done.

    The efforts to block me seeing anyone about my thyroid problems and continued blood tests that were recorded as 'Subclinical Hypothyroidism' and nodules on my thyroid went on for 18 years.

    Finally, after huge efforts behind the scenes to stop me seeing him. I saw Dr Skinner, and within months the fog started to lift from my brain.

    I could think more clearly, I started to see what had been done to me, although I still had my TBI, it was hard.

    Over the next (and last) 3 years I have managed to work out how and why and what was done to me by the NHS to cover up their negligence.

    Dr Skinner once told me, 'NHS Dr's like to keep you hypo', it makes you much easier to deal with, if you don't know what's wrong with you'.

    I was kept hypothyroid with a TBI to enable the NHS to continue their cover up of negligence.

    I would not be here today if it was not for Dr Skinner.

    I truly owe him my life.

  • I have only just found out about the sudden passing of our dear Dr Skinner. I'd taken my daughter to see him a few times and was about to make another appointment to see him. It was an absolute privilage to meet him and I took it for granted that he'd be around for a very long time. I am saddened and shocked that we have lost such a brilliant and caring doctor and I'm angry at the GMC for making his life complicated and stressful.

    I am not ashamed to say that I loved and respected this man not only for his work, but for the person he was.

    My sincere condolences go to his family, his friends, his work colleagues and his patients. We have all suffered such a great loss.

    ''Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'' Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Thank you Dr Skinner, for leaving a trail for other doctors to follow. I hope that one day they will have the courage to continue your legacy. RIP Dr Skinner. You will never be forgotten.

  • Amen

  • Rest In Peace Dr Skinner . I will always remember you, My donation made with much love & my condolences to family X

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