Designatory Letters: 
TQ 1952, MRCP Edin 1956, DMedServAdmin 1962

Raymond was born and brought up in London. He served in the RAF during the war. He trained in medicine in Edinburgh and obtained a triple qualification in 1952. He became MRCPE in 1956 and was elected FRCPE in 1979. He was also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and had a distinguished career in this specialty. After psychiatric training in Edinburgh he moved to Dingleton Hospital which was internationally famed for its clinical innovations at that time. He left there in 1965 to work at the Scottish Home & Health Department, and became Principal Medical Officer and Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland on Mental Health. He retired in 1987.

He had many interests outside of medicine including music and chess. He was President of the Edinburgh Chess Club for many years. He leaves his wife Mary, two sons; one of whom are a doctor, and two daughters.

Contributed by Bruce Ritson