Croydon Medical Society News
Read the latest news from the Croydon Medical Society about social events, talks, dinners and our discussion forums throughout the year.
On Sunday 3 September 2023 we held our second Family Fun Day at Royal Russell School. CMS members and their families plus our guests, Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed and Cllr Lynne Hale, were welcomed by our President for 2023, Miss Ranee Thakar.
A special moment during our Family Fun Day was when Mr Kambiz Hashemi was presented with a well-deserved Croydon Medical Society Lifetime Achievement Award.
The quiz night held at Purley Downs Golf Club on 18 January 2023 was a fantastic evening! Dr Khalid Khan was again the mastermind behind our annual quiz and it was thought to be the best one yet.
Congratulations to Mis Ranee Thakar on becoming the President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, as well as to her husband Mr Abdul Sultan who has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Society of Urogynaecology.
Listen to a podcast given by Dr Nicholas Cambridge “Charles Dickens: A Brain on Fire.”
Dr Nick Cambridge joined us at the Croydon Trainers away day at Cumberland Lodge. The title of his talk was ‘Bleak Health: Charles Dickens in the Medical World’. He pointed out that in Dickens time important developments took place in public health and medicine.
Ranee Thakar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Urogynaecologist at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London.
Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Cambridge who recently had his book Bleak Health, the medical history of Charles Dickens and his family published.
Congratulations Nick on your well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Nick is a long-standing member of CMS and is a past President and currently is our Honorary Archivist.
Well done to all those who attended the excellent Christmas Quiz which Dr Khalid Khan must have spent many, many hours researching. I
Dr Peter Boffa was proposed by Dr Rupert Courtney Evans for the CMS Lifetime Achievement Award – a proposal based on his personal and professional knowledge of Peter’s skills.
Abdul graduated in South Africa and came to England in 1984. He completed his postgraduate training at St George’s Hospital with Professor Stuart Stanton.
Competition now ended. Theme: “Medicine in Croydon” before or during the pandemic.
International Day of Conscience WHD Awards On Monday 5th April, the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) ran an online event, co-hosted by WHD patron,...
What Croydon can learn from Covid-19 – Zoom Meeting Zoom Meeting - 25th November 2020 On the 25th of November we had our second virtual meeting of...
Dr Alfred Carpenter was a Croydon doctor for 30yrs from 1852-83 and then became a consulting physician until his death in 1892, age 66.
Dr John Manners RIP It was only a few weeks ago that Dr John Manners was presented with an Engraved Tankard to acknowledge his many years of service...
Presentation to Dr John Manners On the afternoon of the 8th July Anne and I travelled separately to the home of Dr John Manners, past President and...
Lifetime Achievement Award 2020– Dr Agnelo Fernandes Message written by Dr Peter Boffa It is with great pleasure that I proposed Dr Agnelo Fernandes...
There was an excellent turnout to this year’s Quiz Night. It was held at The Cedars School with 55 members and guests taking part. It was a fun evening and highly competitive.
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Programme of Events for 2023 - 2024
Wednesday 29th November
The 2023 Quiz Night
Join us for the 2023 quiz night at Scouts Hall, 1 Farm Fields, Sanderstead CR2 0HQ. Cost: £15 – includes a fish & chip supper and soft drinks. People are welcome to bring their own wine and beer, plus glasses! The price includes a donation to one of the world’s oldest medical societies.