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Former RCS England President Dame Clare Marx has passed away

27 Nov 2022

With great sadness, we share the news that former Royal College of Surgeons of England President, Dame Clare Marx CBE, DL, MBBS, PRCS, has died. Dame Clare was the first woman to hold the role of President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, taking up the position in July 2014. Five years later, she became the first woman to become chair of the General Medical Council (GMC). 

In 2021, at the age of 68, she announced her resignation from the GMC after she was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer. In a public letter she said: 'Since receiving this news, I've been reminded once again of the importance and power of kindness in everything we do as doctors.'

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dame Clare. 

A photograph of Dame Clare Marx wearing a blue dress on the stairs in the old RCS England building. This serious of photos was used for her presidential portrait.


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