Dr Shelagh Lynne Calvert


04/03/1947 to 2011

Place of birth: Rugby, Warwickshire

Nationality: British

Post nominals:

CRN: 495684

Also known as: Lynne

Education and qualifications

General education

School unknown; St George’s Hospital Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBS, London, 1970

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DCH, 1972; MRCP(UK), 1976

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After pre-registration posts (medicine, St George’s; surgery, Battle Hospital, Reading) she was sequentially SHO in paediatrics, Hillingdon Hospital and SHO in medicine, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. She started her career in anaesthetics as SHO at the latter hospital and continued there as registrar before moving back to London as senior registrar at the Westminster Hospital. She spent a year as senior resident to the Respiratory Care Unit of the Toronto General Hospital before being appointed a consultant to Westminster & St Stephen’s Hospitals circa 1978. By 1985, now married, she had left London and was living in Dorset, but without a definitive appointment. A decade later she was consultant to Salisbury District Hospital and Dorset Community NHS Trust, Dorchester, appointments she held until her death. 

Professional interests and activities

She had a particular interest in day surgery, and was Director of the Salisbury Day Surgery Unit from 2003. 

Other biographical information

Married to ‘Strat’ Liddiard, a GP, they had one daughter, Zoe. She and her husband were keen croquet players.

Author and Sources

Dr Bob Palmer

Sources and any other comments:
[1] Dr G S (Strat) Liddiard, her widower who provided the photograph. [2] Dr Jeremy Church, a colleague