Dr Paul Sheldon (1940 – 2020)

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the death of one of our founders, Dr Paul Sheldon, last week.

Paul was a much loved GP at Idle Medical Centre for many years. After taking a special interest in the management of Diabetes, including setting up a specialist clinic at Barkerend in Bradford, he retired in 1995 to set up the Diabetes Training Centre, as it was then called.

He wrote most of our distance learning packs back then, as well as teaching on the Diabetes course, which he delivered all over the UK and Ireland, and even as far as Oman on two occasions. In later years he took more of a back seat in the business, before finally taking a well earned retirement, spent partially in Bradford and partly in slightly warmer climes near Marcigny in France.

Paul leaves his wife of over 50 years, Betty, who was the first Finance Director at the Training Centre, his two sons Mark (who is now the FD) and Robin, and his three grandchildren Alex, Zoe and Luis.

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