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Family pays tribute to GP found dead after suffering from severe post-natal depression

The family of the GP who was found dead on grassland after disappearing two weeks ago suffering from severe post-natal depression have paid their tributes.

Dr Elizabeth Kinston, from Beeston, Nottinghamshire, had not been seen since November 1. Police discovered Dr Kinston’s body in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham on Thursday last week.

She had worked at a surgery in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, and had been on maternity leave since Elise was born in January.  Dr Eaton had been receiving medical help for anxiety and problems in sleeping.

Soon after Dr Kinston’s disappearance police had found her car with her purse and mobile phone inside.

A family statement about Dr Kinston said: ‘We love her so much and are incredibly proud of everything she has achieved during her wonderful life. An amazing mum, daughter, sister, wife and friend.’

She leaves a husband David, a ten month-old daughter, Elise, and another daughter, Sophia, aged 3.

Readers' comments (8)

  • Tom Caldwell

    So terribly sad.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Rest in peace🙏

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  • Secure environments GP

    Truly Very Sad. An outstandingly caring doctor, will be dearly missed by all. It was very moving seeing the flowers on railings outside and lovely heartfelt comments made by patients yesterday and in the book of condolence. Rest in Peace.

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  • The headline illustrates what i find so objectionable about modern day psychiatry.How it glibly attributes this poor GP's death to a state of "chemical imbalance" called post natal depression.As if society played no role in it.As if the constant GP bashing and devaluing of good intentions had no effect.And what about our own attitudes towards colleagues showing signs of mental stress?I wonder how may many medical colleagues told her to "just get on with it"?What a bunch of hypocrites we are!

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  • My heart goes out to her and her family. So, so sad.

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  • Appalling tragedy!!.

    Why Is Doctor's mental health of such trivial concern to society generally?? Have The Daily Mail reported on this tragic case.

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  • Francis. Keogh,Berwick,Morecambe bay inquiries specifically mention the 'hopelessness' and depression of overstretched and bullied staff. Yet, none of the inquiries mention the duty of care to employed staff. Au Contraire, there is going to be a new culture of caring implying that these poor overworked folks were not caring in the first place. I cannot believe such conclusions from intelligent people.
    Mid-Staffs was a 3 star hospital till the management cut staff to save a million. Poor patients died due to a lack of staff. So spend 14 million to say that we have to teach to care. What utter, utter tosh we get from these so called inquiries.

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  • Very sad indeed and my heart goes out to her family
    Both the complex increasing stresses of general practice and postnatal chemical changes are major factors in increasing risk of suicide
    I am sad to see the government intend to cut free occupational health to GPs - they will only pay if there is a fitness to practice concern with the GMC - a matter of short sightedness and shutting the door after the horse has bolted in my view

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