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In Memoriam: Richard Driscoll

Richard Driscoll

1950 - 2017

It is with great regret and sadness that I have to inform you of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Richard Driscoll. Richard passed away on Saturday 21st October following a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife Aviva, sons Adam, Sam and Johnny and by three grandchildren. They and his wider family, friends and colleagues have our sincerest condolences.

Many of us in the gastroenterology community will have met, interacted with or worked closely with Richard. He led what was then called the National Association for Crohn's and Colitis (now Crohn's and Colitis UK) as CEO and since then has been an independent healthcare consultant on projects like the IBD Registry as Director of Development. He had served as a Trustee of the BSG and made a huge impact on the specialty.

Richard was a hugely engaging, warm and insightful individual who worked tirelessly on whatever cause or project he was engaged in. His impact on patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease has been enormous and will continue to be felt for years to come. Most of all Richard was a great human being who placed his family, community, friends and colleagues before anything. I'm sure many of us have a very positive memory of an interaction with Richard, be it large or small. He will be sorely missed.

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Richard Gardner, CEO, British Society of Gastroenterology