Ian Grandison – Medicine


Born in Wales, Ian lived in France from the age of six until he was twelve, making him bilingual. He joined St George’s Hospital (then at Hyde Park Corner in the building now occupied by the Lanesborough Hotel) for his clinical studies.  He did pre clinical training at Kings College, London and gained the qualifications MRCS/LRCP and MBBS London.

Upon qualification he worked as a Houseman at St George’s Hospital, where he spent nine months in casualty and time working in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Having become interested in anaesthetics he decided to join a GP’s practice in Chippenham. In those days this busy market town had a number of hospitals, staffed by GP’s and a number of visiting consultants in addition to a permanent nursing staff. It was therefore possible to combine general practice with work as an anaesthetist in the local hospitals.

Ian remained with Chippenham’s largest general practice for the rest of his career, rising to senior partner.  He played an active role in advising health authorities on issues concerning general practice and was accordingly involved in significant changes to the way in which the National Health Service has been restructured over the years.

A keen sportsman himself, Ian was for six years medical adviser to Bath Rugby Club- now a leading Premiership side.