In Memoriam: Dr Alison Mary Brind

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Alison Brind, who has passed away recently from pancreatic cancer. 

Born in York, Dr Brind was educated at Queen Anne Grammar School, York., and graduated in 1984 MBChB from Newcastle University and passed MRCP (UK) in 1987.

She specialised in Hepatology whilst undertaking an MRC research fellowship in Hepatology achieving MD with commendation from Newcastle University in 1992. Her clinical hepatology training included 1990 Registrar King's College Hospital, London Liver Uni. 1992 MRC/INSERM Travelling Fellowship in Hepatology in Paris. 1996, Locum Transplant Hepatologist, Western Australian Transplant Service.

In 1997, she was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist with special interest in Hepatology at the University Hospital of the North Midlands, Stoke on Trent.

Dr Brind's interests included establishing a specialist Hepatology department closely liaising with the liver transplant service in Birmingham, setting up nurse-led Hepatitis C Virus treatment, supporting the hospital alcohol liaison team, and establishing GP diagnosis and treatment pathways for fatty liver. She was also active in General Gastroenterology and Endoscopy undertaking Bowel Cancer Screening colonoscopy.

A member of the British Liver Trust, she was awarded a British Liver Trust Special Recognition Award at the British Association for the Study of the Liver Annual Meeting 2023.

Dr Brind is also the author of the self-published book 'I Never Stop' and received several local awards in recognition of her services to the local population of Staffordshire, including Staffordshire Local NHS Hero 2023.

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