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Dr David Stewart - Trustee SAMF

Dr David Stewart

  • Position: Trustee

Dr David Stewart

My career in brief… I qualified in 1976 from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London and commenced training in General Practice which I completed in 1981.

In 1981 I was commissioned into The Life Guards as Regimental Surgeon to The Household Cavalry, where I remained until 1986 when I became a principal in GP in Esher.

In 1989 I was appointed as a Civilian Medical Practitioner working for the Ministry of Defence in BAOR, Germany where I stayed until 1999.

After this I made a career change and returned to the UK working in the Medico-legal Department of the Army Medical Directorate.

In 2002 I was appointed as a Medico-legal advisor at The Medical Protection Society in London. I retired from here as a Senior Medico-legal advisor in 2019.

What SAMF means to me…For me, SAMF represents a traditional charitable organisation founded more than two hundred years ago. It may not be as widely known as some of the other medical charities but provides a great source of help which may not be available from other organisations. SAMF tries very hard to say “yes” to applications for help even from non-members.

My hopes for the future of SAMF… I would like to see SAMF prosper and expand the membership by promoting itself to a wider number of doctors and their families. At the same time, SAMF must retain its traditional values and “modus operandi” that led to its foundation in 1788.