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Colleagues pay tribute to ‘gentleman’ GP

Colleagues of Welsh GP leader Dr David Roberts have praised him as a ‘pillar of the local community’ after he passed away earlier this month.


Dr David Roberts was the chairman of Dyfed Powys LMC, from its formation in 1996 until he stood down in March 2011, and was a GP in Llandysul for just over 30 years. He had previously been chairman of Dyfed LMC from 1986 to 1996. Dr Roberts died unexpectedly on Saturday 15 October after a very short illness. 

Executive secretary of Dyfed Powys LMC Janet Powell told Pulse: ‘It is with great sadness that we have to record the death of Dr David Roberts of Teifi Surgery, Llandysul.’

‘Dr Roberts had many interests outside the medical field, particularly the countryside and rural issues and he was a pillar of the local community.’

‘He was a tireless worker on behalf of his colleagues, representing the best interests of patients and the profession in Ceredigion and the wider mid and west Wales.  He was a role model to many GPs and very much respected by his GP colleagues, health service staff and managers for whom he was always willing to offer wise words of advice.’

‘Dr Roberts was one of the last true gentlemen, and he will be much missed by all who knew him.’

He was also a member of the Welsh Medical Committee and chaired of the GP National Specialty Advisory Group in Wales.